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Turks and Caicos Islands


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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS Turks and Caicos Islands

Capital Cockburn Town
Largest City Five Cays, Turks and ...
Land Area 366 mi2


  • Total 33,000
  • Density 90.2 people/mi2
  • Growth 0.774% per year
  • Children 30.2%
  • Adult 65.55%
  • Elderly 4.245%

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands, known for tourism and as an offshore financial center.

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas and north of the island of Hispaniola. Cockburn Town, the capital, is situated about 647 miles east-southeast of Miami in the United States. The islands have a total land area of 366 square miles. The islands are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity.

The total population is about 33,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Cockburn Town, the capital, is on Grand Turk Island.

In August 2009, the United Kingdom suspended the Turks and Caicos' self-government after allegations of ministerial corruption. The prerogative of the ministerial government and the House of Assembly are vested in the islands' incumbent governor, Gordon Wetherell, for a period of up to two years.

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