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Quick Facts

HISTORY

The Turks and Caicos Islands are named after the indigenous Turk’s Head “fez” cactus, and the Lucayan term “caya hico”, meaning string of islands. The islands were discovered in 1492 and became a British Crown Colony in 1962.

CAPITAL

Cockburn town

POPULATION

17,502 (July 2000 est.)

SIZE

193 square miles

LANGUAGE

English

CURRENCY

U.S. Dollar

ELECTRICITY

110 volts/60 cycles AC (same as U.S.)

AREA CODE

649

TIME

Eastern Standard Time; Daylight Savings Time is observed from April to October.

DOCUMENTS

Visitors from the U.S., Canada and other countries are required to have a valid passport. Visas are only required from former Eastern-block countries. A return or ongoing ticket must also be shown upon arrival. For more information, visit the official Turks & Caicos Tourism Board.