Latin America & Caribbean

Turks and Caicos profile - Facts

  • Territory: Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Status: British overseas territory
  • Population: 31,458 (official figures, 2012)
  • Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
  • Capital: Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 77 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Lobster, conch
  • Internet domain: .tc
  • International dialling code: +1 649