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    Turks and Caicos Islands Geography - 2003

      Location: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti

      Geographic coordinates: 21 45 N, 71 35 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      Area: total: 430 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 430 sq km

      Area - comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      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

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Blue Hills 49 m

      Natural resources: spiny lobster, conch

      Land use: arable land: 2.33%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 97.67% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: frequent hurricanes

      Environment - current issues: limited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater

      Geography - note: about 40 islands (eight inhabited)

      NOTE: The information regarding Turks and Caicos Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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