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Compendium Of Postage Stamp Issuers (To – Tz) - Turks Islands
... Dates 1867 – 1900 Capital Cockburn Town Currency 12 pence = 1 shilling 20 shillings = 1 pound Refer Turks Caicos Islands. ...
Transport In The Turks And Caicos Islands - Geography - Turks Islands
... The Turks Islands are separated from the Caicos Islands by Turks Island Passage, which is more than 2,200 m or 7,200 ft deep, The islands form a chain that stretches north–south ... The estimated population is 5,753 on the two main islands, the only inhabited islands of the group Grand Turk (with the capital of the territory, area 17.39 km2 (6.71 sq mi), population 5,567) Salt Cay (area ... Turks Bank, which is smaller than Caicos Bank, has a total area of about 324 km2 (125 sq mi) ...
History Of Bermuda - Bermuda, Salt and The Turks Islands
... the elimination of their indigenous population by Spanish slavers, the Turks Islands, or Salt Islands, were not fully colonised until 1681, when salt collectors from Bermuda ... The salt collectors were drawn by the shallow waters around the islands that made salt mining a much easier process than in Bermuda ... They occupied the Turks only seasonally, for six months a year, however, returning to Bermuda when it was no longer viable to rake salt ...

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