The Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands are geographically a portion of the Bahamas, of which they form the two south-eastern groups. There are upwards of 30 small cays; area 192 sq. miles (430 sq. km). Only 6 are inhabited; the largest, Grand Caicos, is 30 miles long by 2 to 3 miles broad. The seat of government is at Grand Turk, 7 miles long by 1•25 broad; 2,400 inhabitants. Population (1970 census), 5,675, of whom 3,712 lived in the Salt Islands of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos, and 1,943 in the Caicos settlements.