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; 2,900 inhabitants (estimate). Population, 1970 census, 5,558 (1977, estimate, 7,200). South Caicos, 1,018 (1,300); Middle Caicos, 362 (400); North Caicos, 989 (1,200); Providenciales, 558 (900).

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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