Turks and Caicos Islands

Island Key Sectors

Financial Services

Island Description

Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas. The island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. Scuba-diving sites include a 14-mile barrier reef on Provo’s north shore and a dramatic 2,134m underwater wall off Grand Turk island.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Turks and Caicos Islands
Capital: Turk
Area: 430 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 32, 000 (2006 est)
Languages: English, Creole
Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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