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    Turks and Caicos Islands Geography - 2006

      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

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

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

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      389 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm

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

      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% (2005)

      Irrigated land:

      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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