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    Turks and Caicos Islands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 430 km2
      land area: 430 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 389 km

      Maritime claims:

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry

      Terrain: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

      Natural resources: spiny lobster, conch

      Land use: 2% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 98% other

      Environment: 30 islands (eight inhabited); subject to frequent hurricanes

      Note: located 190 km north of the Dominican Republic in the North Atlantic Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Turks and Caicos Islands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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