Turks and Caicos Islands
When going on a vacation it is important to choose a place where you can be comfortable and have fun. Many people find the tropics one of the best places to do this. A wonderful destination is the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. Before packing your bags, there are a few things that you should know about.
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The capital of Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks Caicos string is made up of eight main islands. There are also, however a string of over three hundred smaller uninhabited cays and islets. The diverse selection of places to see make for great adventure and exploration.
The islands were first documented to be sighted by Ponce de Leon in 1512. After that, the islands passed through Spanish, French and British hands. Despite the transfer of ownership, none of the countries developed an significant settlements on the islands.
The official language of the islands is English. A large number of the native population speak a version of creole that is specific to the islands. Immigration has also created fairly large communities that speak both Spanish and Haitian Creole.
The islands are well known for their distinctive music style. Known as ripsaw, the style gets its name from the primary instrument in the music style being a common handsaw. The type resembles the rake-and-scrape style of the Bahamas and often includes percussion instruments such as drums and triangles.
The economy of the islands is based almost completely around its tourist trade. This means that the islands include a number of popular restaurants and clubs to be enjoyed. A few celebrities enjoy the islands so much they have built homes on them. Since 2003 they have hosted an annual culture and music festival.
is Cockburn Town.
The currency of Turks and Caicos Islands
is the US Dollar(USD)
Turks and Caicos Islands belongs to the North American continent
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Turks and Caicos Islands
21 45 N, 71 35 W
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21.48 / 1000 population
4.23 / 1000 population
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