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Turks and Caicos Islands

Basic Facts

  • Population: 39,788 (2017)
  • Land area: 948.2 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 154,068 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

The Turks and Caicos Islands has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the transmission of information on Jamaica (under which the Turks and Caicos Islands had fallen) by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations.

  • See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946

Administering Power

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Nations-related action

The General Assembly adopts on an annual basis a resolution on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Please visit the Documents page for past General Assembly resolutions on Turks and Caicos Islands from 2008.

United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on Turks and Caicos Islands issued since 2008  are also available on the Documents page.

Links

Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

(Last updated: 15 May 2019)