Mahe Island is 28 km long and 8 km wide and 154.7 km ², the largest of the 115 islands of the Seychelles. 72,000 people live there, with almost 90% of the population of the Seychelles. Urban center of Victoria Island is just under 25,000 inhabitants.
Since the inauguration of the international airport and the Declaration of Independence from Britain in 1976, Mahé is the hub for international tourists who come to visit the Seychelles archipelago. Large parts of the granite island are covered with dense cloud forests. Through the mountain Morne Seychellois, whose summit is 905 meters above sea level, Mahé is also maintaining the highest Seychelleninsel. In the north there is also an extensive mangrove area. Each only a few kilometers away are the small islands of Mahé Sainte Anne, Ile au Cerf, Ile Longue, Moyenne, Ile Ronde, Ile Sèche Conception, Thérese Ile and Ile aux Vaches.