The Turks and Caicos Islands

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


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; 2,500 inhabitants. Population (1970 census), 5,675, of whom 2,900 lived in the Salt Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and 2,775 in the Caicos settlements.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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  • John Paxton

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