Monday, March 14, 2022

Turks and Caicos Islands

We just learned about the country of Martinique

Let's learn a little about the country of Turks and Caicos Islands!

This is a territory owned by Britain in the Caribbean Sea, and is southeast of Florida.
There are about 30 islands, with Caicos being the biggest ones and Turks the smaller ones.
They make up about 1,000 square kilometers, and about 57,000 people live there.
The people in this country speak either English, Creole or Spanish.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

The flag of Turks and Caicos Islands has a blue background, with the British flag on the top left, and the coat of arms of Turks and Caicos on the right.
The coat of arms has a yellow shield with a conch shell, lobster and Melocactus.

The Melocactus that is found on the island has a red top that looks like a Turkish hat called a fez, which is where the island got the name Turks.

(from: wikipedia - flag of the turks and caicos islands)

To eat in this country you might have conch fritters.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

Visiting this country you might go to one of the beautiful beaches on the island, like Columbus Landfall Beach, which was named this because some people think this is where Columbus first landed when he crossed the ocean.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

There is a statue of the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the island, because after it went into outer space, it came down and splashed into the ocean right next to the Turks and Caicos islands and was brought to the island.

(from: wikipedia - turks and caicos islands)

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