Mahe is the biggest island of Seychelles, lying in the upper east of the country in the Indian Ocean. The number of inhabitants in Mahe was 77,000, as of the 2010 registration. It contains the capital city of Victoria and obliges 86% of the nation's aggregate populace. The island was named after Bertrand-Francois Mahe de La Bourdonnais, a French legislative leader of Isle de France.
Mahe was first visited by the British in 1609 and not visited by Europeans again until Lazare Picault's undertaking of 1742. The French naval force fregate Le Cerf touched base at Port Victoria on 1 November 1756. On board was Corneille Nicholas Morphey, pioneer of the French campaign, which asserted the island for the King of France by laying a Stone of Possession on Mahe, Seychelles' most established landmark, presently in plain view in the National Museum, Victoria.
Mahe's forests have rare endemic plants discovered just in Seychelles, for example, the basically jeopardized Medusagyne oppositifolia the jellyfish tree, the meat eating Nepenthes pervillei, and numerous one of a kind types of orchid. Mahe's economy is for the most part reliant on the travel industry. Air Seychelles has its head office on the property of Seychelles International Airport on the island. The Port of Victoria is home to a fish angling and canning industry.