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Geography of Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 430 km² (approx. 166 mi²). Continental shelf of Turks & Caicos is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Turks & Caicos is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Turks & Caicos is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Turks & Caicos is 24 m (75 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Turks & Caicos is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Turks & Caicos has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Turks & Caicos is Cockburn Town.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Turks & Caicos is 24 m (75 ft). The highest point of Turks & Caicos is Blue Hills, with its official height being 49 m (161 ft). The lowest point of Turks & Caicos is Atlantic Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Blue Hills) and lowest (Atlantic Ocean) points of Turks & Caicos is 49 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Turks & Caicos is 430 km² (approx. 166 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Turks & Caicos is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Turks & Caicos is approximately 430 km² (~166 mi²). Turks & Caicos is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 10 km² of arable land in Turks & Caicos, and it comprises 2% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Turks & Caicos are spiny lobster, conch.