History

Islands nowadays known as Seychelles remained uninhabited for a long time. Although both British and French ships anchored off their shores, none of them never proclaimed the territory as their own. Finally, in 1754, during the Seven Year’s War between England and France, two French ships commanded by Corneille Nicholas Morphey were sent to the islands in order to claim them as French territory. Morphey renamed the largest island Isle de Séchelles in honour of Jean Moureau de Séchelles, Minister of Finance during the reign of Louis XV. This name was later anglicized as Seychelles and used for the whole archipelago. The islands got inhabited only since 1770.

During the 19th century Seychelles profited mostly from agriculture. Cotton, sugar, rice, maize was planted here. Later coconuts got predominant in the local agricultural production.

At the beginning of the 20th century Seychellois perceived consequences of the World War I indirectly, since the ships could not bring in essential goods, nor take away exports. After the World War II political forces preferring independence from Britain appeared. The independence fight was successful. In 1976, Seychelles became an independent republic. The archipelago anyway remained a member of Commonwealth.

Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Slovakia

with the competencies for Bratislava, Trnava, Trencin, Nitra and Zilina Self-Governing Regions

Andrej Hryc
Honorary Consul

Beblavého 4
811 01 Bratislava

consul-ba@seychelles-consulate.sk

+421 905 101 803

Office hours by telephone arrangement

Consulate of the Republic of Seychelles in Slovakia

with the competencies for Košice, Prešov and Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Regions

Wanda Adamík Hrycová
Honorary Consul

Pod Strelnicou 161/1
Nižná Hutka
040 18 Košice-okolie

consul-ke@seychelles-consulate.sk

+421 904 700 006

Office hours by telephone arrangement

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in Brussels

Boulevard Saint Michel 28, Box 23
1040 Brussels
Belgium

brussels@seychellesgov.com

+32 2 733 60 55