Seychelles covers a total area of 455,3 square kilometers and is located in western Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar and about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) east of Kenya. It is situated between 4 35 degrees latitude South and 55 40 degrees longitude East.
The nation is an archipelago of 115 tropical islands, 41 granitic and about 74 coralline islands.
Mahe is the largest island - 9,142 square kilometers (55 sq. mi.) - and is the site of Victoria, the capital. The coral islands are flat with elevated coral reefs at different stages of formation.
The highest point is Morne Seychellois (905 m) and the lowest point is the Indian Ocean (0 m).