Key: 570  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 6
Issued: 874 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

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Area - 453 sq.km; Population - 79,500; Capital - Victoria
An independent group of 85 islands located in the Indian Ocean northeast of
Madagascar, economy being based on fishing, plantation system of agriculture.
A former dependency of MAURITIUS until 1903, when it became a separate Crown
Colony. In 1975 self government was achieved. Declared as an independent
republic in June 1976, member of the British Commonwealth (see GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)).
The OUTER SEYCHELLES were formerly its dependencies.
First stamps were issued in 1890. Indirect UPU membership from April 1st 1877
as a British Colony, direct since October 7th, 1977. Annual output about 10.
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SEYCHELLES
      Dependency of Mauritius -1906
      Crown Colony 1906-1976
      Independent State 1976-
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MAURITIUS
Mauritius

MAURITIUS
Mauritius

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

OUTER SEYCHELLES
Outer Seychelles