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Victoria Clock tower
Victoria is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Seychelles.
The principal exports of Victoria are vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, fish and guano. Guano is the accumulated excrement of seabirds and bats. As a manure, guano is a highly effective fertilizer due to its content of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. Guano was also, to a lesser extent, sought for the production of gunpowder and other explosive materials.
The Mont Fleuri campus of the University of Seychelles is in Victoria. There are two cathedrals in Victoria, Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral. There are also Baptist and Pentecostal churches, mosques and Hindu temples.
Seychelles International Airport is located in Victoria. The inner harbor in the east of the town serves the tuna fishing and canning industry. There is a clock tower in the city which is modeled after Little Ben in London.
Victoria market is the heart of the capital. It was built in 1840 and renovated in 1999. People buy local fruits, vegetables, spices and fish from this market.
To the north of the market is Revolution Avenue, where more snack restaurants, travel agencies, and a large supermarket are found.
To the south of Victoria is Eden Island, which is a more up-market residential area, offering contemporary design, luxury villas, elegant bars and restaurants, a marina, and a shopping centre.
One of the most visited attractions in Victoria is the colorful Hindu temple at Quincy Street.