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Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti

Geographic coordinates:
21 45 N, 71 35 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 948 sq km
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land: 948 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 186

Area - comparative:
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
389 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
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Terrain:
low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Caribbean Sea
48 highest point: Blue Hill on Providenciales and Flamingo Hill on East Caicos

Natural resources:
spiny lobster, conch

Land use:
agricultural land: 1.1% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 1.1% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 0% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0% (2011 est.)
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forest: 36.2% (2011 est.)
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other: 62.7% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
eight of the thirty islands are inhabited; the island of Providenciales is the most populated, but the most densely populated is Grand Turk

Natural hazards:
frequent hurricanes

Environment - current issues:
limited natural freshwater resources, private cisterns collect rainwater

Geography - note:
include eight large islands and numerous smaller cays, islets, and reefs; only two of the Caicos Islands and six of the Turks group are inhabited


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Turks and Caicos Islands on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turks and Caicos Islands Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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