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Turks and Caicos Islands
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
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 and East Indian
Demonym(s)Turks and Caicos Islander
GovernmentDependency under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• 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 was 31,458 in 2012, of whom 23,769 lived on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands; July 2021 estimates put the population at 57,196. It is the third largest of the British overseas territories by population.