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Turks and Caicos Islands Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Cockburn Town, Grand Turk
Government overseas territory of United Kingdom
Currency US dollar (USD)
Area 430 sq km
Population 25,738 (July 2002 est.)
Language English (official)
Religion Baptist 40%, Methodist 16%, Anglican 18%, Church of God 12%, other 14%
Electricity 110V/60Hz (North American plug)
Calling Code +649
Internet TLD .tc
Time Zone UTC -5

The Turks and Caicos Islands are only 37 miles long, and all together consist of 40 islands and cays. There are two main islands, Grand Turk (Turk Island) and Providenciales (Caicos Island). These islands are on 550 miles South from Florida. Turks and Caicos is technically located in the Atlantic Ocean and not the Caribbean Sea. There are roughly 30,000 inhabitants on the island and they welcome about 450,000 Air travel and 650,00 Cruise ship tourists per year.

The currency used in the island is the US dollar and their spoken language is English. Daylight savings time is observes and they are in the Eastern Time Zone. The TCI Internet Mall www.tcimall.tc provides a great amount of current information.


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