Turks and Caicos

Official nameTurks and Caicos Islands
Name in local languageTurks and Caicos Islands (en)
Population (ranking: 225e)43,013 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth3.97 % / year
Area948 km²
Density45.37 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 222e)1.022 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)27,142 $USD (2018)
GDP growth5.30 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)79.80 years (2016)
Birth rate12.40 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate1.77 children / woman (2015)
Death rate (ranking)2.16 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)2.00 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2019)
Official languagesEnglish
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($ USD)
HDI (ranking: 48e)0.873 / 1 (2008)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentBritish Overseas Territory
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor John Freeman
National Day30 August
DemonymTurks and Caicos Islander
Tourists (ranking)416,434 people (2017)
Turques-et-Caïques – petite
Tax and tourism heaven

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British overseas territory of the Caribbean. They are located southeast of the Bahamas, northeast of Cuba and north of Haiti, and are composed of about forty islands divided into two archipelagos: the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. All part, with the Bahamas, of the Lucayes Islands.

Turques-et-Caïques - île
Turks and Caicos
Turques-et-Caïques - Grace Bay, Providenciales
Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Turques-et-Caïques - tourisme
Tourism in Turks and Caicos
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Urban areas (2019)
Urban areasPopulation
Providenciales30,294 inhabitants
Cockburn Town6,160 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Caïques du Nord (North Caicos)1,443 inhabitants149 km²
Caïques du Sud et Caïques de l'Est (South Caicos and East Caicos)1,139 inhabitants203 km²
Grand Turk6,160 inhabitants18 km²
Grande Caïque (Middle Caicos)168 inhabitants144 km²
Providenciales30,294 inhabitants164 km²
Salt Cay108 inhabitants9 km²
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See also