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Turks and Caicos Facts

Turks and Caicos's Information

Flag of Turks and Caicos
Land Area 948 km2
Total Area 948km2
Population 51,430 (#209)
Population Density 54.25/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (House Of Assembly); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK
GDP (PPP) $632.00 Million
GDP Per Capita $29,100
Currency Dollar (USD)
  • Name: Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory
  • Capital City: Cockburn Town (3,700 pop.)
  • Turks and Caicos Population: 47,754 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: US Dollar
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  • Ethnicity: black 90%, mixed, European, or North American 10%
  • GDP total: $632 million (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $29,100 (2010 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Cockburn Town, Cockburn Harbour
  • Name: The name Turks comes from the indigenous Turk's Head cactus, while Caicos is a Lucaya term meaning string of islands.
  • National Day: August 30, Constitution Day
  • Religion: Baptist 40%, Anglican 18%, Methodist 16%, Church of God 12%, other 14%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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