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9 Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos

  1. The Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic ocean, not the Caribbean Sea

  2. Turks & Caicos is home to about 40 islands and has a total land area of just 948 square miles. Although, only 8 of these islands are inhabited.

  3. Famous for beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters

  4. Home to the third largest barrier reef in the world.

  5. A great destination for whale watching. Every year from January to April, humpback whales migrate past Turks & Caicos on their way from Canada’s Bay of Fundy to the Silver Bank near the Dominican Republic.

  6. The Turks and Caicos has amazing weather year-round

  7. There are no lakes or rivers – freshwater supplies depend entirely on rainfall or expensive desalinated water.

  8. They have the largest above-ground caves in the Caribbean

  9. These islands claim to be home to the widest blue hole in the world. While many believe the Great Blue Hole of Belize is the largest on the planet, it’s only half the width of the Middle Caicos Ocean Hole.

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