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Turks and Caicos Islands
Anthem: "God Save the King"
National song: "This Land of Ours"[1]
Location of Turks and Caicos Islands (circled in red)
Location of Turks and Caicos Islands (circled in red)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Treaty of Paris3 September 1783
Federation3 January 1958
Separate colony31 May 1962
CapitalGrand Turk (Cockburn Town)[2]
Largest cityProvidenciales
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
88% Afro-Caribbean
8% Euro-Caribbean
4% Mixed or Indo-Caribbeans
Demonym(s)Turks and Caicos Islander
GovernmentDependency under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
• Governor
Nigel Dakin
Anya Williams
• Premier
Washington Misick
LegislatureHouse of Assembly
Government of the United Kingdom
• Minister
Tariq Ahmad
• Total
948 km2 (366 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
48 m (157 ft)
• 2020 estimate
44,542[3] (215th)
• 2012 census
• Density
121.7[5]/sq mi (47.0/km2)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
CurrencyUnited States dollar (US$) (USD)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)
UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-649
UK postcode
ISO 3166 codeTC
Internet TLD.tc

Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies. They are known primarily for tourism and as an offshore financial centre. The resident population in July 2021 was put at 57,196, making it the third largest of the British overseas territories by population.