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Capital:
Victoria
Government:
Unitary Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Danny Faure
Economy:
  • Economic growth has been fueled by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing.
Population:
95,981 (2020) (198th)
Land Size:
455 sq km (176 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Mixed French
  • African
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Arab
Religions:
  • Roman Catholicism: 82.3%
  • Protestantism: 7.5% (Anglican: 6.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist: 1.1%)
  • Other Christianity: 3.4%
  • Hinduism: 2.1%
  • Islam: 1.1%
  • Other non-Christianity: 1.5%
  • Unspecified: 1.5%
  • None: 0.6%
Languages(s):
  • Creole: 91.8%
  • English (official): 4.9%
  • Other: 3.1%
  • Unspecified: 0.2%