Turks and Caicos
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The Turks and Caicos Islands are an archipelago of 40 islands (eight of which are inhabited) forming the southeastern end of the Bahamas chain. There are two principal groups, each surrounded by a continuous coral reef. Caicos is the larger group, comprising Providenciales, and North, Middle, East, West and South Caicos, plus numerous small cays, some of which are inhabited. The Turks group, separated by a 35km- (22-mile-) wide channel of water, consists of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and a number of smaller uninhabited cays.
Turks and Caicos benefit from a tropical climate; tempered by trade winds, and generally pleasant, nights can be cool, with rain in winter. Hurricanes and tropical storms (with flooding) can strike between July and November.
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|Language||The official language is English|
|Religion||Christian, of various denominations.|
|Time||GMT – 5 (-4 during the summer)|
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