Description: Detailed large political map of Turks and Caicos Islands showing names of capital cities, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a part of the British Overseas territories. The group consists of the smaller Turks Island and the larger Caicos Island.
The group of islands are located in the Lucayan Archipelago and are a piece of the Larger Antilles Island group. The group can be seen to the southeast of Mayaguana (Bahamas) and north of Hispaniola Island.
The total area covered by the Islands sums up to 430 km2. The capital city is called Cockburn Town and can be seen on the Grand Turk Island, 1042 kilometers, towards the east-southeast, from Miami, Florida.
Climate and landscape wise, the islands share the same characteristics as the Bahamas. The Caicos Passage separates the group from the Bahamian islands in the form of Mayaguana and Great Inagua. The area comprises 8 main islands and 299 other smaller islands.
The landscape is low and flat. Covered with limestone, mangroves and marshes and beaches. The beaches cover a massive area of 332 km2. The climate is dominated by sunny and dry days frequently by many hurricanes every now and then.
The Turks Passage distinguishes the Turks Island from the Caicos Island. The chasm is approximately 7200 feet deep. The Mouchoir Bank is towards the east of the island is separated by the Mouchoir Passage.
The bank is an exclusive economic zone and is a part of both Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caicos Islands is the most densely populated group of all and the area measures up to 144 km2. Providenciales is the island with the most population in the Caicos Islands group with a total head count of 23769 citizens.
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