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About Turks and Caicos Islands in detail
Where is Turks and Caicos Islands?
Turks and Caicos Islands, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 21 28 N 71 08 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti.
What is the capital of Turks and Caicos Islands?
The capital city of Turks and Caicos Islands is: Grand Turk.
What is the time in Grand Turk?
It is same time as Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Grand Turk is: UTC-5.
What is the Internet code for Turks and Caicos Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Turks and Caicos Islands is: .tc
What is the size of Turks and Caicos Islands?
The territory of Turks and Caicos Islands is total: 948 sq km; land: 948 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands is 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Turks and Caicos Islands, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Turks and Caicos Islands?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Turks and Caicos Islands is covered by water (see below), and this includes 389 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Turks and Caicos Islands?
The climate of Turks and Caicos Islands is tropical: marine: moderated by trade winds: sunny and relatively dry.
Geographical data of Turks and Caicos Islands
The elevation of Turks and Caicos Islands; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Flamingo Hill 48 m.
The typical geographical details of Turks and Caicos Islands include low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Turks and Caicos Islands is about 40 islands (eight inhabited).
Resources and land use of Turks and Caicos Islands
The country’s main mined products are spiny lobster, conch. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 1.1%; arable land 1.1%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 36.2%; other: 62.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Turks and Caicos Islands
The number of inhabitants of Turks and Caicos Islands is 51,430 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that eight of the thirty islands are inhabited; the island of Providenciales is the most populated, but the most densely populated is Grand Turk.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 92.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Turks and Caicos Islands is concentrated in GRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Turks and Caicos Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 87.6%, white 7.9%, mixed 2.5%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.7% (2006).
Spoken languages in Turks and Caicos Islands
The spoken languages in Turks and Caicos Islands are the following: English (official language).
What are the most important religions in Turks and Caicos Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 72.8% (Baptist 35.8%, Church of God 11.7%, Anglican 10%, Methodist 9.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%), Roman Catholic 11.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.8%, other 14%.
Further population data of Turks and Caicos Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 21.87% (male 5,732 / female 5,517) 15-24 years: 14.31% (male 3,628 / female 3,730) 25-54 years: 53.31% (male 13,861 / female 13,558) 55-64 years: 6.1% (male 1,696 / female 1,443) 65 years and over: 4.4% (male 1,018 / female 1,247) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Turks and Caicos Islands is 2.23% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Turks and Caicos Islands the birth rate is 15.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Turks and Caicos Islands the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Turks and Caicos Islands, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Turks and Caicos Islands are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Turks and Caicos Islands
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The Turks and Caicos economy is based on tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing. Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. The US is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than three-quarters of the more th.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Turks and Caicos Islands is $NA.
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Turks and Caicos Islands is 11.2% (2007 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Turks and Caicos Islands this is $29,100 (2007 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Turks and Caicos Islands produces?
The main agricultural products of Turks and Caicos Islands are corn, beans, cassava (manioc, tapioca), citrus fruits; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, offshore financial services. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, offshore financial services.
Drinking water source in Turks and Caicos Islands
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water N/A.
Average number of childbirth in Turks and Caicos Islands
In Turks and Caicos Islands the average number of childbirth is 1.7 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Turks and Caicos Islands
The average age of the population is total: 32.9 years; male: 33.2 years, female: 32.5 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Turks and Caicos Islands it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Turks and Caicos Islands is 9.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see United Kingdom.
Is Turks and Caicos Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Turks and Caicos Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Turks and Caicos Islands density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Turks and Caicos Islands the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Turks and Caicos Islands the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Turks and Caicos Islands is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Turks and Caicos Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Turks and Caicos Islands are frequent hurricanes.
More interesting facts about Turks and Caicos Islands
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Turks and Caicos Islands: none (overseas territory of the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Turks and Caicos Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the colonial shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield is yellow and displays a conch shell, a spiny lobster, and Turk's cap cactus - three common elements of the islands' biota.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Turks and Caicos Islands: conch shell, Turk's cap cactus.
Constitution of Turks and Caicos Islands
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Turks and Caicos Islands?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Turks and Caicos Islands is mixed legal system of English common law and civil law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Turks and Caicos Islands, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of Assembly (19 seats; 15 members in multi-seat constituencies and a single all-islands constituency directly elected by simple majority vote, 1 member nominated by the premier and appointed by the governor, 1 nominated by the opposition party leader and appointed by the governor, and 2 from the Turks and Caicos Islands Civic Society directly appointed by the governor; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 9 November 2012 (next to be held in 2016)election results: percent of vote - NA; seats by party - PNP 8, PDM 7.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Turks and Caicos Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Turks and Caicos Islands the labor force is 4,848 (1990 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Turks and Caicos Islands is total: 10.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 12.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Turks and Caicos Islands is 10% (1997 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Turks and Caicos Islands, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Turks and Caicos Islands the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Turks and Caicos Islands the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Turks and Caicos Islands
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Turks and Caicos Islands is; revenues: $225.6 million, expenditures: $187.2 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are N/A.
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Turks and Caicos Islands is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Turks and Caicos Islands
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.2% (2016 estimate), 1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Turks and Caicos Islands is: $24.77 million (2008 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: lobster, dried and fresh conch, conch shells.
The most important export partners of Turks and Caicos Islands are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: food and beverages, tobacco, clothing, manufactures, construction materials, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Turks and Caicos Islands
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Turks and Caicos Islands, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Turks and Caicos Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Turks and Caicos Islands; fully digital system with international direct dialingdomestic: full range of services available; GSM wireless service availableinternational: country code - 1-649; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable provides connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Turks and Caicos Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Turks and Caicos Islands: 8 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Turks and Caicos Islands: total: 121 km, paved: 24 km, unpaved: 97 km (2003).
The total length of the waterways in Turks and Caicos Islands: N/A.
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Facts about Turks and Caicos Islands
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Turks and Caicos Islandsabbreviation: TCI, etymology: the Turks Islands are named after the Turk's cap cactus (native to the islands and appearing on the flag and coat of arms), while the Caicos Islands derive from the native term "caya hico" meaning "string of islands".
|Abbrevation: Turks and Caicos Islands||Geographic coordinates:
21 45 N, 71 35 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Turks and Caicos Islands: Grand Turk||GPS of the Capital:
21 28 N 71 08 W
|Position: two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti|
|Land area: total: 948 sq km; land: 948 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
||Area comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 51,430 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.23% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.18 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.8 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $24.77 million (2008 estimate)||Imports: $591.3 million (2008 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 92.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): GRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 32.9 years; male: 33.2 years, female: 32.5 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: N/A||Telephones (fixed lines): N/A||Telephones (mobile, cellular): N/A|
|Unemployment rate: 10% (1997 estimate)||Nationality: noneadjective: none||National holidays: Constitution Day, 30 August (1976)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.8 years. Male: 77.1 years, female: 82.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.7 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and civil law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, offshore financial services||Industrial production growth rate: 3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 11.2% (2007 estimate)|
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