Districts of the Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into six administrative districts (two in the Turks Islands and four in the Caicos Islands), headed by District Commissioners (the area figures were determined from information in "TCI Physical Characteristics")[1]

Map of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Nr Administrative District Capital Area (km²) Population[a] Electoral Districts
Caicos Islands
1 Providenciales and West Caicos Blue Hills 163.6 33,293 6
2 North Caicos Bottle Creek 144.9 2,156 2
3 Middle Caicos Conch Bar 144.2 522 1
4 South Caicos and East Caicos Cockburn Harbour 136.8 2,063 2
Turks Islands
5 Grand Turk Cockburn Town 17.6 4,831 4
6 Salt Cay Balfour Town 9.1 108 -
Turks and Caicos Islands Cockburn Town 616.3 46,400 15

Electoral Districts[edit]

For the legislative council, the Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into fifteen Electoral Districts (four in the Turks Islands and eleven in the Caicos Islands):

Electoral District Official Description Representative as of 2004-10-13
Turks Islands
Electoral District One West Road, Grand Turk Dwayne Taylor
Electoral District Two Overback, Grand Turk Floyd Basil Hall
Electoral District Three Backsalina-North, Grand Turk Oswald O. Skippings
Electoral District Four Backsalina-South, Grand Turk1)  Derek Hugh Taylor
Caicos Islands
Electoral District Five South Caicos South, South Caicos2)  McAllister Eugene Hanchell
Electoral District Six South Caicos North, South Caicos Norman B. Saunders
Electoral District Seven Middle Caicos Jeffrey Christoval Hall
Electoral District Eight North Caicos- East, North Caicos Michael Eugene Misick
Electoral District Nine North Caicos- West, North Caicos3)  Clarence W. Selver
Electoral District Ten The Bight, Providenciales Karen Delancy
Electoral District Eleven Blue Hills, Providenciales Vaden Delroy Williams
Electoral District Twelve Five Cays, Providenciales Lillian Robinson Been
Electoral District Thirteen Cheshire Hall, Providenciales Galmo Williams
Electoral District Fourteen Leeward, Providenciales 4) 
Electoral District Fifteen Wheeland and West caicos
1) including Salt Cay
2) including Big Ambregris Cay and Little Ambergris Cay
3) including Parrot Cay
4) including Pine Cay and Water Cay

An official web site mentions two additional electoral districts on Providenciales, namely Long Bay Hills and Richmond Hill, but without giving district numbers[2]

For the November 2012 elections the Electoral District Boundary Commission has delineated 10 Electoral districts:

  1. Grand Turk North - former West Road and Overback
  2. Grand Turk South - former North and South Back Salina, and Salt Cay
  3. South Caicos, East Caicos, Little and Big Ambergris Cays
  4. Middle and North Caicos, and Parrot Cay
  5. Leeward, Providenciales, Pine Cay, Little and Big Water Cays, and East Cays, including Dellis Cay
  6. The Bight, Providenciales
  7. Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill, Providenciales
  8. Blue Hills, Providenciales
  9. Five Cays, Providenciales
  10. Wheeland and North West and North Central, Providenciales, and West Caicos.

On August 14, 2012, Governor Roderic Todd signed into law the Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census

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See also[edit]

ISO 3166-2 Subdivision codes for the Turks and Caicos Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TCI Physical Characteristics". Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Salt Cay tourist information". Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Governor signs Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance into law". 15 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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