Turks and Caicos Islands

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Parliamentary democracy (self-governing territory of the UK)

Region:
Caribbean
Area:
950 km²
Local name:
The Turks and Caicos Islands
Capital:
Cockburn Town
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Current time on the Turks and Caicos Islands:

The countrywide time on the Turks and Caicos Islands is Eastern Standard Time (EST).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually -5 hours in summer and -4 hours in winter.

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Population

37,665
39.65

Currency

The currency on the Turks and Caicos Islands is US Dollar (USD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 03/31/2020
1 Euro = 1.10 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.91 Euro
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Religions

Branchdistribution
Baptists35.8%
Church of God11.7%
Anglicans10.0%
Methodists9.3%
Adventists6.0%
Roman Catholics11.4%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.8%
other14.0%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:865.63 M €
Exportations:22.1 M €
Importations:528.2 M €
Tourism receipts:666.38 M €
Unemployment rate:10.0 %
Energy consumption:218.6 M kWh

Land use

2% Urban areas:17 km²
1% Agricultural areas:10 km²
36% Forest:344 km²
61% Others:579 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:121 km
Commercial harbors:4
Airports:8

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean and about 180 km north of the Dominican Republic. The dwarf state has a total area of only 950 km² and a total coastline of 389 km. This area is about 1.2 times the size of New York City. The island group consists of 307 partially uninhabited islands. The Turks and Caicos Islands have no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Cockburn Town is about 2,160 km.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are sometimes referred to as a tax haven.