Turks and Kaikos
Turks and Kaikos — British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, in the southeastern part of the Bahamas archipelago, 155 km north of Haiti Island. Consists of 12 larger islands and many small, forming two groups: in the West — Caicos and East — Tørs. Total Islands Square — About 430 km².
Islands in the Turks archipelago and Caicos lowland, are composed of limestone. The highest island — Providensyales (high-point — 49 m). Around the islands are large coral reefs.
Vegetation – Basically, mangrove thickets on the coast, and shrubs. Animal world is represented by waterfowl birds and peptiles. Surrounding waters are rich in fish, lobustami and molluscs.
Climate on Turks and Caicos Islands
Climate on Turks and Caicos Islands — Tropical, Passat. The average temperature in winter — About +27..+28°C, in summer — +32 °C. Waste water temperature — +23..+26°C, in summer — +28..+29°C. During the year, tropical trade winds blow, the strongest winds are possible in August — September.
From June to October, hurricanes and tropical storms bringing abundant precipitation and hurricane wind are possible.
Best time to visit the country — from mid-December to May.
Population of the islands of Turks and Caicos
The population of Turks and Kaikos — 37 665 people (20108.
Ethno-racial composition: negros — about 90%, the rest — Mulatts and white (mainly English, Americans, Canadians).
Baptists — 40%, British — 18%, Methodists — 16%, Church of God — 12%, others —fourteen%.
Official language — English; Creolesky also spread.
Money and currency of the islands of Turks and Kaikos
Monetary Unit of the islands of Turks and Caicos — US dollar ($, US $, or USD), 1 dollar 100 cents.
Banks work from Monday to Thursday — From 08:30 to 14:30, on Fridays — from 08:30 to 16:30.
Bank cards and travel checks are accepted in most establishments on large islands — Providence and Grand Turk. Outside the largest islands, the use of cashless pay means is difficult.
Communication and communications on the islands of Turks and Caicos
Phone code: 1 — 649.
Salvation service: 911.
Long-distance phone codes.
How to call
To call from Russia to Turks and Caicos, you need to dial: 8 — beep — ten — 1 — 649 — Subscriber number.
To call the islands of Turks and Caicos to Russia, you need to dial: 0 — 7 — city code — Subscriber number.
Recommendations and Tips on the Islands of Turks and Caicos
We advise you to be careful when bathing and diving. You can only swim in strictly reserved places — Local beaches although quite well equipped, but only the zone between the reef and the shore is safe. With the outside of reefs, the seabed has a very large bias, and water is inhabited by many dangerous inhabitants. The flows that wash the outer side of the reefs are very strong, also a certain danger represent the surf and tidal flows.
It is recommended to drink bottled water, since local water can be contaminated or have an unpleasant taste.
How to get to the islands of Turks and Caicos
Direct flights between the islands of Turks and Caicos and Russia.
You can get here through the UK, Dominican Republic or USA. All international flights arrive on Providenciales Island.
British Airways flies through the UK (Moscow — London — Providence). Travel Time: 4 hours 30 minutes (Moscow-London) + 12 hours 40 minutes (London Providenciales) + Docking time. This is the most convenient value in terms of flight time. Cost, average — About 1700 — 1900 USD (on both sides).