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Turks and Caicos Geography

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)

The islands (for the most part) consist of low, flat limestone with extensive marshes and mangrove swamps, all ringed by sandy beaches.

Middle Caicos and North Caicos are covered in some areas by green woodlands and a network of caves.

The highest point in the Turks and Caicos is on East Caicos; Flamingo Hill with an elevation of 156 feet.

The Turks are separated from the Caicos Islands by the Turks Island Passage, which is a measured 2,200 m (7,200 ft) deep.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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