Turks and Caicos

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The country of Turks and Caicos

Continent: North America

States/Provinces in Turks and Caicos: Caicos Islands, Grand Turk Island

 


Emergencies in this area: 2010 Hurricane Tomas, 2011 Hurricane Irene, 2017 Hurricane Irma

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Introduction

The Turks and Caicos Islands (abbreviated TCI) are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies of the Caribbean Sea, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands, known primarily for tourism and also as an offshore financial centre.

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas and north of the island of Hispaniola. Cockburn Town, the capital on Grand Turk, is situated about 1,042 kilometres (647 mi) east-southeast of Miami in the United States. The islands have a total land area of 430 square kilometres (170 sq mi). The islands are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity. The total population is about 36,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Cockburn Town, the capital, is on Grand Turk Island. Wikipedia:Turks and Caicos Islands

Islands

  • Providenciales (main tourist island)
  • Grand Turk (capital island)
  • North Caicos
  • Middle Caicos
  • East Caicos (uninhabited)
  • West Caicos (uninhabited)
  • South Caicos
  • Salt Cay