Top Ten Turks and Caicos Islands Attractions

Top Ten Turks and Caicos Islands Attractions

       The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the Caribbean, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands, known for tourism and as an offshore financial center. The Turks and Caicos Islands lie southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas island chain and north of the island of Hispaniola. Cockburn Town, the capital since 1766, is situated on Grand Turk Island about 1,042 km (647 mi) east-southeast of Miami in the US. The islands have a total land area of 430 square km (170 square mi). The islands are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity. The total population is about 45,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. In August 2009, the UK suspended the Turks and Caicos’ self-government after allegations of ministerial corruption. The prerogative of the ministerial government and the House of Assembly are vested in the islands’ incumbent governor, Ric Todd, for a period of up to two years.

  1. Cockburn Town

    Cockburn Town is the capital city of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  2. Grand Turk Beach

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