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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.

  • Crossing Place trail hike;
  • Mudjin Harbour;
  • Pine Cay;
  • Salt Cay;
  • Conch Bar Caves National Park;
  • Grand Turk Lighthouse;
  • Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
    Grand Turk
  • Time Zone
    UTC -5
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    948 Km2
  • Population
    59 367 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
  • Currency
    Dollar (USD)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 18500
  • Airports

    Tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry

    Black 87.6%, White 7.9%, mixed 2.5%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.7% (2006 est.)

    Dining does not usually call for formal wear, but stylish and appropriate clothing is expected.

    Cracked Conch — conch meat pounded with a meat tenderizer, seasoned, coated in a flour

    British Caribbean island territorial economy; GDP and its tourism industry hit hard by COVID-19 disruptions; major biodiversity locale; US dollar user; fossil fuel dependent

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