Victoria (also: Port Victoria ) is the capital of the Republic of Seychelles. Located on the north east coast of Mahé island, it is with 24.970 inhabitants ( census 2002 for the eight districts that make up Greater Victoria ), the largest settlement and only city in the Seychelles. Victoria was originally founded as the seat of the British colonial government.
The main exports of the port of Victoria are vanilla spice, coconuts, coconut oil, soaps and guano. The city also belongs to the International Airport, completed in 1971, a botanical garden and a technical college.
As a result of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004 an important bridge was destroyed in Victoria.