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ID: 7004630
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 21 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 21.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 071 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -71.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises two low lying island groups on an eastern extension of the Great Bahama Bank; area had been inhabited by a primitive culture, but was uninhabited when Ponce de Leon arrived in 1512; British settlers arrived in 1678, and brought Africans here as slaves; official language is English.

Names:
Turks and Caicos Islands (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands (C,V)
TCA (C,O,ISO3L)
TC (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO796 (C,O,ISO3N)
TK00 (C,O,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  ........  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Bahama Islands (island group)  ........  Bahama Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  ............  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British West Indies (general region)  ....  British West Indies (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  ........  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  ............  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities)  ....  British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities) (P)
Hierarchy of Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state)  ........  Turks and Caicos Islands (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  British since 17th cen., under separate government from Bahamas & Jamaica since 1962
primary political unit (C)
colony (C)  ............  since 1962

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Cockburn Town .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Turks and Caicos Islands, Turks Islands, Grand Turk) [7593844]

Sources and Contributors:
Colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands..........  [VP]
.................................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 62-63
ISO796..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
TC..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
TCA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
TK00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 85
Turks and Caicos Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.........................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 667
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 954
.........................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 62-63
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.........................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 203
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1237
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 667
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 954
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 62-63
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 21
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 772
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 85
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 203
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1237
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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