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Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
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: 948 sq km
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land: 948 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 186

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

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
389 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
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Terrain:
low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Blue Hill on Providenciales and Flamingo Hill on East Caicos 48 m

Natural resources:
spiny lobster, conch

Land use:
agricultural land: 1.1% arable land 1.1%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 36.2%
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other: 62.7% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
eight of the thirty islands are inhabited; the island of Providenciales is the most populated, but the most densely populated is Grand Turk

Natural hazards:
frequent hurricanes

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

Geography - note:
include eight large islands and numerous smaller cays, islets, and reefs; only two of the Caicos Islands and six of the Turks group are inhabited


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