Turks and Caicos

geographical name
Turks and Cai·​cos | \ ˈtərks-ənd-ˈkā-kəs How to pronounce Turks and Caicos (audio) , -ˌkōs \

Definition of Turks and Caicos

two groups of islands (the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands) in the British West Indies at the southeastern end of the Bahamas; area 166 square miles (432 square kilometers), population 31,458

Note: The Turks and Caicos comprise a British overseas territory whose seat of government is on Grand Turk, an island 7 miles (11 kilometers) long .

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“Turks and Caicos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turks%20and%20Caicos. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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