two groups of islands in the SE Bahamas: British crown colonies. About 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Capital: Grand Turk.
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British Dictionary definitions for Turks and Caicos Islands
a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas: consists of the eight Turks Islands, separated by the Turks Island Passage from the Caicos group, which has six main islands. Capital: Grand Turk. Pop: 47 754 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)
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