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 Turks and Caicos Islands

Central America

The Turks Islands are separated from the Caicos Islands by Turks Island Passage. There are two main islands:
- Grand Turk (with the capital of the territory, Cockburn Town)
- Salt Cay

The Caicos Islands are the larger group. The unofficial capital of the Caicos Islands is the village of Kew on North Caicos. Main islands, from West to East:
- West Caicos
- Providenciales
- North Caicos
- Middle Caicos
- East Caicos
- South Caicos
- Ambergris Cay

Inhabited smaller islands, in the Caicos Cays between Providenciales and North Caicos:
- Pine Cay
- Parrot Cay

As an addition for diving are a lot of small cays, such as French Cay.

Location: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti
Geographic coordinates: 21° 27' N, 71° 21' W
Coastline km: 389 km km
Climate: tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
Terrain: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Blue Hills 49 m
Natural hazards: frequent hurricanes
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 21,746 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official)
Capital: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)
Divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)

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Pine Cay 0 0
Providenciales 7 0
South Caicos 8 0
Southern Cays (French Cay) 2 0
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The Dome
By Uvita01
Jul 20, 2010

By Uvita01
Jul 19, 2010

French Cay
By eritland
Nov 26, 2008
French Cay 4 - Eagle Ray Pass - sting ray, moray eel

French Cay
By eritland
Nov 26, 2008
French Cay 3 - Eagle Ray Pass -

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Trip: Turks and Caicos 2008
By eritland
From Nov 23, 2008 to Nov 30, 2008


Trip: Turks Nov 2007
By mof
From Nov 18, 2007 to Nov 21, 2007
Turks and Caicos to get Ken into diving


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