One hundred and fifty-five islands make up the Seychelles, but 90 percent of the 80,000 citizens live on the big island, Mahe. While Mahe’s highest point, Morne Seychellois, reaches an impressive height of 905 meters, it is a large granite formation surrounded by thick vegetation. Most of the island’s inhabitants, and the only airport, are along the coastline, which is only 30 feet above sea level. The next closest airport is over 1,000 miles away (Zanzibar or Madagascar), making it a chore to get supplies to the island.
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