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Turks & Caicos

Touristic attractions of Turks & Caicos
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Your vacations in Turks & Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British overseas territory consisting of two groups of sub-tropical islands in the West Indies – the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands. The islands are known for tourism and as an offshore financial centre.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are situated about 970 km southeast of Miami in the United States, and 80 km southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas, and have a total land area of 430 km². Geographically, the islands are contiguous to the Bahamas. However, politically, they exist as a separate entity.

The islands have a total population of about 30,000 and approximately 22,500 people live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Cockburn Town is the capital, situated on Grand Turk Island.

According to recent statistics, the leading sources of tourists arrive from the United States and Canada.

Official language

English

Currency

US Dollar

Electricity

110 volts, 60 cycles

Shopping

Though not typically known as a shopping mecca, the Turks & Caicos Islands do offer some excellent buys. There, shoppers soon discover that there is no sales tax, nor luxury tax. So, many bargain items, such as jewelry, watches, cameras, perfumes, crystal, china, cigars and liquor can be found.

Useful information

The island's most popular sports are fishing, sailing and soccer.