The Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Turks and Caicos Islands or TCI for short, are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago, part of the larger Antilles island grouping. They are known primarily for tourism and as an offshore financial centre.

The capital since 1766, is situated on Grand Turk Island about 1,042 kilometres east-southeast of Miami, United States.

Grand-turk-island

The eight main islands and more than 299 smaller islands have a total land area of 616.3 square kilometres . The Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into six administrative districts (two in the Turks Islands and four in the Caicos Islands)

The primary agricultural products include limited amounts of maize, beans, cassava (tapioca) and citrus fruits. The islands produce and consume about 5 GWh of electricity, per year, all of which comes from fossil fuels.

Cassava

Education is free and mandatory for children aged five to sixteen. Primary education lasts for six years and secondary education lasts for five years. 

Turks and Caicos cuisine is based primarily around seafood, especially conch. Two common dishes, whilst not traditionally 'local', are conch fritters and conch salad.

Conch

The official language of the islands is English and the population also speaks Turks and Caicos Islands Creolewhich is similar to Bahamian Creole.

The Turks and Caicos Islands are most well known for ripsaw music. The islands are known for their annual Music and Cultural Festival showcasing many local talents and other dynamic performances by many music celebrities from around the Caribbean and United States.

The island's most popular sports are fishing, sailing, football (soccer) and cricket (which is the national sport).

Turks and Caicos Islands has one of the longest coral reefs in the world  and the world's only conch farm.

The islands have 121 kilometres of highway, 24 km (15 mi) paved and 97 km (60 mi) unpaved. Like the United States Virgin Islands andBritish Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands drive on the left, but use left-hand-drive vehicles that are imported from the United States.

Places >

Some Resorts >

The Somerset on Grace Bay

The-somerset-on-grace-bay
Beaches Resorts - Turks & Caicos

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Seven Stars Resort

Seven-stars-resort
Grace Bay Club

Grace-bay-club

Alexandra Resort

Alexandra-resort

Providenciales International Airport is the main entry point for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Altogether, there are seven airports, located on each of the inhabited islands. 

Providenciales-international-airport

Whale Watching

Whale-watching

Scuba Diving

Scuba-diving

KiteBoarding

Island-hopping

Grace Bay

Grace-bay

Taylor Bay

Taylor-bay

Bight Reef

Bight-reef

Smiths Reef

Smiths-reef

Governors Beach

Governors-beach

Turks and Caicos National Museum

Turks-and-caicos-national-museum

Horseback riding

Horseback-riding

Cheshire Hall

Cheshire-hall

Middle Caicos Caves

Middle-caicos-caves_2

Pillory Beach

Pillory-beach

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