Capital: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)
Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to December)
Currencies: US Dollar (USD)
Language: English (official)
Size: 951 Km2 (367 sq. miles)
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, south of the Bahamas and east of Cuba and the country of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a British Overseas Territory, and considered a part of the Caribbean region. TCI is home to over 31,000 full time residents. There are over 40 small islands and cays, and the eight largest inhabited islands are separated into two island groups. The Turks Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay are to the east of the Turks Island Passage and the Caicos Islands South Caicos, Middle Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales, Pine Cay and Parrot Cay are to the west.
The economy of the TCI relies primarily on the tourism industry and attracts over 1m tourists per annum. Over 1.3m tourists visited the islands in 2016, the majority of them arriving via cruise. Other business interests within TCI include real estate development and the exportation of seafood. The islands are also offer a wide variety of financial services, including company formation, offshore insurance, banking, trusts, limited partnerships and limited life companies. The Financial Services Commission regulates, develops and promotes the industry in major world markets.
The Turks and Caicos (TCI) has 40 different islands and cays, of which only 8 are inhabited. The TCI diverseness ranges from Providenciales, the main tourist centre to the quiet and tranquil islands of North and Middle Caicos to the historic Capital Island of Grand Turk. Each one is a different TCI experience, which visitors and residents can enjoy, in an all year round great climate, with great beaches and underwater activities at hand.Read More