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Background: 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.
 
 
Common Name: Turks And Caicos Islands Local Official Name: Turks and Caicos Islands
Abbreviated Name: Turks and Caicos Islands Official Name: Turks and Caicos Islands
Official Script Name: Turks and Caicos Islands Local Common Name: Turks and Caicos Islands
Former Name: Turks and Caicos Islands Territory of: UK
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: overseas territory of the UK
 
Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)
 
Constitution: introduced 1976 August 30; suspended in 1986; restored
 
National Holiday: Constitution Day, 30 August
 
International Organization Participation: Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), UPU
 
Administrative Divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: based on laws of England and Wales, with a few adopted from Jamaica and The Bahamas
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Richard TAUWHARE (since 11 July 2005) head of government: Premier Michael Eugene MISICK (since 15 August 2003); note - the office of premier was created in the new constitution cabinet: Cabinet consists of the governor, the premier, six ministers appointed by the governor from among the members of the Legislative Council, and the attorney general elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is appointed premier by the governor Legislative Branch: unicameral Legislative Council (21 seats of which 15 are popularly elected; members serve four-year terms) elections: last held 24 April 2003 (next to be held in 2007) election results: percent of vote by party - PDM 53.8%, PNP 46.2%; seats by party - PDM 7, PNP 6; note - in by-elections held 7 August 2003, the PNP gained two seats for a majority of 8 seats; PDM now has 5 Judicial Branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal
 
Party Leaders: People's Democratic Movement or PDM [Derek H. TAYLOR]; Progressive National Party or PNP [Michael Eugene MISICK]
 
International Disputes: have received Haitians fleeing economic and civil disorder
 
Illicit Drugs: transshipment point for South American narcotics destined for the US and Europe 
 
 
 NA GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Turks And Caicos Islands: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas
 
Continent: North America Land Area Total: 430 sq km 
Region: Northern American Land Area Land: 430 sq km
Capitol City: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town) Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 021 45 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 071 35 W Border Boundary Coastline: 389 km 
  
Arable Land: 2.33 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 49 m Location: Blue Hills
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Caribbean Sea
  
Largest City in Turks And Caicos Islands: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: limited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: spiny lobster, conch
 
Geographical Terrain: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
 
Comparative Area of Turks And Caicos Islands: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Turks And Caicos Islands's Geography: about 40 islands (eight inhabited)
 

 NA CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
 
Natural Hazards: frequent hurricanes
 
 
 NA ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: The Turks and Caicos economy is based on tourism, fishing, and offshore financial services. Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. The US is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than half of the annual 93,000 visitors in the late 1990s. Major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.
 
 
GDP: $216,000,000 USD Currency: US dollar
GDP per Capita: $11,500 USD Currency Code: USD
GDP Growth Rate: 4.90 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: the US dollar is used
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 4.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 10.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $47,000,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $33,600,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 5,000,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 4,650,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 80 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $4,100,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: corn, beans, cassava (tapioca), citrus fruits; fish
 
Primary Industries: tourism, offshore financial services
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $175,600,000 USD - food and beverages, tobacco, clothing, manufactures, construction materials
 
Import Partners: US, UK
 
Export Amount in USD: $169,200,000 USD - lobster, dried and fresh conch, conch shells
 
Export Partners: US, UK
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 4,848
 
Labor Force by Occupations: note: about 33% in government and 20% in agriculture and fishing; significant numbers in tourism, financial, and other services
 
  
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 9 Number of People with Radios: 8,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 57,000 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 17,000
 
Internet Service Providers: 2,735 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .tc Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: TC Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 1-649 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: fully digital system with international direct dialing domestic: full range of services available; GSM wireless service available international: country code - 1-649; 2 submarine cables; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
 
  
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Highways: 24 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 6 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Grand Turk, Providenciales
 
  
 NA PEOPLE
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Population: 21,152 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 21.84 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 4.21 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 2.82% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 3.05 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 3,432 Population Female 0-14: 3,312
Population Male 15-64: 7,155 Population Female 15-64: 6,457
Population Male 65+: 362 Population Female 65+: 434
 
Population 0-14: 31.90% Literacy Rate: 98.00%
Population 15-64: 64.40% Literacy rate of Males: 99.00%
Population 65+: 3.80% Literacy rate of Females: 98.00%
 
Population that is Male: 53.50 % Population that is Female: 46.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 74.73 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 15.18 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 72.48 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 77.08 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 10.54
 
Nationality: NA
 
Ethnic Groups: black 90%, mixed, European, or North American 10% 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English (official)
 
 
Primary Religion: Baptist
 
Other Religions: Baptist 40%, Anglican 18%, Methodist 16%, Church of God 12%, other 14%
 
  
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the UK
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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