TURKS AND
CAICOS
ISLANDS
Updated 13 November 2012
Turks and Caicos Islands is located in the Atlantic, adjacent to the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent,
with a population of 46,335, making it the 211th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Cockburn
Town, also known as Grand Turk with a total population of 3,700. The country encompasses 430 square kilometers
making it the 199th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with North Atlantic Ocean.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor Damian (Ric) Todd who is also serving
as the Head of Government
along with Premier Dr. Rufus W. Ewing. Under the terms of the new constitution
promulgated 15 October 2012, executive power is shared between the Governor General and the elected Premier who
names a cabinet.
Its form of government is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and they celebrate the
creation of their constitution on 1
5 October 2012.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English. It counts among its major religions Baptist, Anglican,
Methodist, Church of God and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM and 7 FM.

Major geographical features are Blue Hills, its highest point at 49 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are North Atlantic Ocean, Turks Islands Passage, Mouchoir Passage and Caicos
Passage, which measures 389 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism and offshore financial
services. Its official currency is US Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Turks and Caicos Islands. Though it is an overseas territory of the United
Kingdom the Turks and Caicos Islands have not received a royal visit by the Queen in over 40 years. The last visit
was in 1966 aboard the royal yacht Britannia.
Baby Sea turtles
Cockburn Town
(Grand Turk)-
Turks and Caicos'
largest city and capital
Cliffs at Blue Hills
the highest point of
Turks and Caicos
Middle Caicos Island
Rock Iguanas on North
Caicos
Salt Cay- the
southernmost point of
Turks and Caicos
Sunset on the Atlantic
Ocean- Turks and
Caicos' lowest point
Grand Turk beach with
the westernmost
inhabited cays of
Turks and Caicos in
the background
South Caicos Islands
Lighthouse
Abi's Home Page
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Turk and Caicos girls
Uninhabited East
Caicos
Turks and Caicos
favorite- Grilled shrimp
with mango and papaya
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Gaea Dad's World Post Report!
Flamingo off North
Caicos- the
northernmost of the
Turks and Caicos
Islands
The resort island of
Providenciales
West Caicos- the
westernmost of the
Turks and Caicos
Islands
Costumed performer at
the Turks and Caicos'
Junkanoo Festival
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