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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Turks and Caicos Islands

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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. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

The turks and caicos economy is based on tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing. most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. the us is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than three-quarters of the 175,000 visitors that arrived in 2004. major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.

Environmental Issues

Limited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater

Government Type



22,352 (july 2008 est.)


Caribbean, two island groups in the north atlantic ocean, southeast of the bahamas, north of haiti


Total: 430 sq km land: 430 sq km water: 0 sq km

2.5 times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: turks and caicos islands abbreviation: tci


Name: grand turk (cockburn town) geographic coordinates: 21 28 n, 71 08 w time difference: utc-5 (same time as washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins first sunday in april; ends last sunday in october

International Disputes

Have received haitians fleeing economic and civil disorder

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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