Flag of Seychelles

Seychelles Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSC, SYC, 690
Official NameRepublic of Seychelles
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencySeychellois Rupee (SCR)
Calling Code+248
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
PopulationApproximately 98,000
Total Area459 km²
Highest PointMorne Seychellois (905 meters, 2,969 feet)
Lowest PointIndian Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 17,427
Life Expectancy74 years
Internet TLD.sc

Seychelles National Anthem

Koste Seselwa (Join together all Seychellois)

Join together all Seychellois,
United in the will to go forward,
Renewed and strong in the work,
That brings us towards our future.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Seychelles Flag

The national flag of Seychelles was adopted on June 18, 1996, symbolizing the country’s forward movement into a new era. The flag is distinctive in its design and coloration, representing the dynamism and vibrancy of the nation.

The flag features five oblique bands of different colors radiating from the lower hoist-side corner. The colors are blue, yellow, red, white, and green. Each color holds a specific meaning – blue represents the sky and the sea surrounding Seychelles, yellow symbolizes the sun which gives light and life, red signifies the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, white represents social justice and harmony, and green symbolizes the land and natural environment.

Before 1996, Seychelles had a different flag, adopted at independence in 1976. The change in 1996 reflected a shift in the political landscape and the aspiration to create a unified national identity. The unique layout of the colors is meant to depict the islands moving forward into the future.

The flag of Seychelles is a symbol of pride for the nation, reflecting its cultural vibrancy, natural beauty, and the unity of its people. The flag is used in a variety of settings, from government buildings to international sporting events, representing the unique identity of this island nation in the Indian Ocean. It embodies the spirit of Seychelles and its aspirations for harmony, progress, and respect for the natural environment.