Area: 193 sq. mi. (500 sq. km)
Population (1999 eat.): 16,863; average annual rate of natural increase: 2.15%; birth rate: 26.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 21 .1/1000; density per sq. mi.: 87 Capital (1990): Cockburn Town, 3,720. Monetary unit: U.S. dollar. Literacy rate: 98%
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (1996 est.): $110 million; $7,700 per capita. Real growth rate: 3.5%. Labor force: 4,848 (1990 est.); majority engaged in fishing and tourist industries. Exports: $6.8 million (fob., 1993): lobster, dried and fresh conch, conch shells. Imports: $42.8 million (1993): food and beverages, tobacco, clothing, manufactures, construction materials. Major trading partners: U.S., U.K.
These two groups of islands are near the Bahamas in the Caribbean. The principal islands in the Turks group are Grand Turk and Salt Cay; the principal islands in the Caicos group are South Caicos, East Caicos, Middle (or Grand) Caicos, North Caicos, Providenciales and West Caicos. The islands were not settled by Europeans until 1678, when British colonists from Bermuda established a salt-panning industry. The islands were at first placed under the Bahamas government, but in 1874 they became dependencies of the colony of Jamaica. Following Jamaica’s independence, they became a British crown colony. The salt production industry, the islands’ economic mainstay, ceased in 1964 and gave way to tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing.
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