Turks and Caicos Islands: Geography#

Locationtwo island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas, north of Haiti
Geographic Coordinates21 45 N, 71 35 W 21.75,-71.583336
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline389 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Flamingo Hill 48 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlow, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps
Natural Hazardsfrequent hurricanes
Natural Resourcespiny lobster, conch
Land Usearable land: 1.05%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 98.95% (2011)
Climatetropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources, private cisterns collect rainwater
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteabout 40 islands (eight inhabited)