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Turks & Caicos Islands Country Profile

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Turks & Caicos Islands at a Glance

Location:Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti
Climate:tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
Terrain:low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
Resources:spiny lobster, conch
Hazards:frequent hurricanes
Population:22,942 (July 2009 est.)




A Brief Profile of Turks & Caicos Islands

The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.






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