Turks and Caicos Islands Flag
The Turks and Caicos Islands' current flag is a blue field with the Union Jack in the canton and the coat of arms shield in the fly. On a white disc enclosed by a blue ring carrying the text “Turks and Caicos Islands,” the coat of arms portrays a Turk's head in profile on the left and a Caicos Island turtle on the right.
The blue color on the flag reflects the sea, the islanders' major source of income, and the Union Jack represents the islands' historical ties to the United Kingdom.
The flag was first flown on November 7, 1968, and was changed in 1999 to add the coat of arms on the fly. The flag resembles that of British abroad territories, representing the islands' status as a British Overseas Territory. The Governor's flag was also changed on August 15, 2012, replacing the Union Flag with the national flag of the United Kingdom.
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The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean, comprising 40 coral islands. The islands are small, culturally diverse, and known for their stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from sandy beaches and coral reefs to mangrove forests and salt flats.
The history of the Turks and Caicos Islands dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The islands have a long and complex history, with a mix of Native American, African, European, and other influences. The Turks and Caicos Islands became a British Overseas Territory in 1962, and have since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.
Today, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a small, isolated territory with a limited economy. The islands are known for their tourism industry, as well as for their production of agricultural products such as sea salt, conch, and lobster. The Turks and Caicos Islands have a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of the Turks and Caicos Islands are English and Creole.
|Country codes||TC, TCA (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Capital city||Cockburn Town|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (EST) • Summer (DST) • UTC−04:00 (EDT)|
|Population density||41 per Km2 (106 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||89.3 % of the population is urban (34,590 people in 2020)|
|Total area||The total land area is 950 Km2 (367 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Blue Hills on Providenciales (49 m, 161 ft)|
|Lowest point||North Atlantic Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 20,908 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||United States dollar ($, USD)|
|Internet TLD||.tc (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Turks and Caicos Islands Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Turks and Caicos Islands