• Turks and Caicos Islands

    • Turks and Caicos Islands, overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the West Indies.
    • It consists of two groups of islands lying on the southeastern periphery of The Bahamas, of which they form a physical part, and north of the island of Hispaniola.
    • The islands include eight large cays (keys) and numerous smaller cays, islets, reefs, banks, and rocks.
    • Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk, is the seat of government and main commercial centre.
    • Area at high tide, 238 square miles (616 square km); at low tide, 366 square miles (948 square km).
    • Pop.
    • (2012) 31,618.
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