Turks and Caicos Islands Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Turks and Caicos Islands?

Geography - note:

about 40 islands (eight inhabited)

Climate:

tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry

Turks and Caicos Islands Use of Natural Resources

Turks and Caicos Islands Environment

Climate:

tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry

Terrain:

low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

Natural Resources:

spiny lobster, conch

Natural Hazards:

frequent hurricanes

Environmental Issues:

limited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater

Turks and Caicos Islands Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 366 Square Miles
948 Square Kilometers
Land Area 366 Square Miles
948 Square Kilometers
Coastline 242 Miles
389 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 21 45 N, 71 35 W
Terrain low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
Highest Point 49 Meters
Highest Point Location Blue Hills 49 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources spiny lobster, conch
Time Zone UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
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