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Turks & Caicos Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Turks & Caicos Islands
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalGrand Turk
Land Area 950 km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesTC, TCA, 7962
Internet Domain.tc3
CurrencyDollar (USD)4
Telephone+5

1. Overview

The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. Turks & Caicos Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the Turks & Caicos Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:

Christian92.1%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion2.7%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated4.6%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 72.8% (Baptist 35.8%, Church of God 11.7%, Anglican 10%, Methodist 9.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%), Roman Catholic 11.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.8%, other 14%8.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/turks_and_caicos_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tk.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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