map of the Turks and Caicos Islands TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Turks and Caicos Islands
country code ISO: TC //; - FIPS: TK
location: Atlantic Ocean
time zone: -5 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 430 = 166 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 22° N / South: 21° N / East: 71° W / West: 72° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: tropical oceanic
independent since: not yet
type of government: dependent territory of the United Kingdom
capital: Cockburn Town
administrative division: island (30)
population according to the latest census (1990): 12,350
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 17,502 /-; 2001: 18,122
population density: 41 per = 106 per sq.mi
population growth: 5% //; - doubling time: ca 20 years
birth rate: 26 per 1000
death rate: 4 per 1000
fertility rate: 4 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): per 1000
life expectancy: 75 years (male: 72; female: 78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: 51% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: mainly of mixed Afro-European descent
languages: English
religious affiliation: Christian, predominantly Protestant
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 98% (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 5000 per capita
import: USD per capita //; - export: USD per capita
trade: USD 2500 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners:
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,12 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 2% //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: fishing (mainly lobsters, shellfish, conch shells)
livestock (1000s): asses: / buffaloes: / camels: / cattle: / goats: / horses: / mules: / pigs: / poultry: / sheep:
fish catch: 1300 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: of no importance
mining products: salt
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 121 km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: per 1000
railways: km //; - railways passenger/km:
navigable inland waterways: km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: no details known
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): a few very small ones
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none, or unknown
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: group of 30 low-lying islands, of which 8 are inhabited
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
unfortunately this "state" is so small that there are hardly sufficient seperate statistical data available
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

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