Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
Area > Comparative 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 430 sq km 2008 192nd out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 19.24 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 83th out of 224
Area > Total 948 sq km 2013 186th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 223th out of 246
Climate tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry 2013
Coastline 389 km 2014 121st out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Flamingo Hill 48 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 21 45 N, 71 35 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 950 sq km 2008 169th out of 199
Location two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti 2013
Natural resources spiny lobster, conch 2013
Terrain low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps 2013
Total area > Sq. km 950 2008 169th out of 199

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.



Turks and Caicos Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
  • Turks and Caicos Islands ranked 8th last for land use > arable land amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands ranked #6 for coastline per 1000 globally in 2011.

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