Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are conveniently located in the Caribbean, only 575 miles Southeast of Miami. The archipelago consists of eight islands that form two distinct island groups dispersed across nearly 250 square miles of serene ocean. The eastern islands, Grand Turk and Salt Cay form the Turks group while the western islands, West Caicos, Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and South Caicos form the Caicos group.
About the Islands
This spectacular archipelago consists of 8 islands and 32 small cays comprising just 166 square miles of dry land, 80 percent of which is uninhabited and untouched. The nearby banks are a rich fishing ground, and the 7,000-foot deep Columbus passage that separates them is popular with rays, turtles, dolphins and migrating humpback whales making the islands a top diving destination.
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- Located 575 Miles from Miami, Florida
- Total Island population is approximately 21,000 residents
- Political status is a non-sovereign, oversees territory of the United Kingdom
- Official Language is English
- Currency is the US dollar
- Accessible by air from the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean though Providenciales
- Over 350 days of sunshine a year
- Moderate humidity year round with an average annual temperature of 82 degrees F.
- Third largest coral reef system in the world