Where is Turks and Caicos Islands?

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Turks and Caicos Islands is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Turks and Caicos Islands is a North American country covering 948.00 km2. This makes it the 57th smallest region in the world and about 3 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 21 45 N, 71 35 W and Cockburn Town is the capital city.

The name of the islands come from native plants (Turks) and a phrase meaning "string of islands" (Caicos).

Its ISO code is TC.

Geography

Turks and Caicos Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Flamingo Hill which is 48m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is characterized by westerly gales and heavy rain from November to March. Its terrain consists of low, flat limestone with extensive marshes and mangrove swamps.

Population

Turks and Caicos Islands has a population of 51,430 making it the 209th largest in the world. 8 out of the 30 islands are inhabited.

English is the official language. The most common ethnic groups reported are black, white, and mixed. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is -648.

Government

It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its constitution was last ratified in 2011.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Turks and Caicos Islands's GDP is $632,000,000.00 (USD) with $29,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 209th largest economy and its citizens the 62nd richest in the world. The currency of Turks and Caicos Islands is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are lobster, dried and fresh conch, and conch shells. Its major imports include food and beverages, tobacco, and clothing.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017