The Turks and Caicos: Almanac
|Official Names: Turks and Caicos Islands.
Capital: Cockburn Town (Grand Turk).
Population: 19,522 (Est. 2004).
Total Area: 165 sq mi/430 sq km. About 40 islands (eight inhabited). The Turks Islands include Grand Turk (the capital) and Salt Cay. The Caicos Islands include West Caicos, Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and South Caicos.
Economy: Tourism, Offshore financial services, Agriculture and Fishing.
Government: British Dependent Territory.
Religions: Baptist 40%, Methodist 16%, Anglican 18%, Church of God 12%, other 14% (1990).
Currency: U.S. Dollar.
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time; Daylight Savings Time is observed from April to October.
Telecommunications: Good. Area code is 649.
Electricity: Electricity follows the U.S. standard: 120 Volts/60 Cycles.