Caicos Islands

From Wikishire
Jump to: navigation, search
Chalk Sound, Providenciales

The Caicos Islands are an archipelago of low-lying coral islands and cays in the Caribbean Sea forming a long arc, which with its reefs just below the surface form a complete ring around a shallow lagoon, the Caicos Bank.

The Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands together form the British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Turks Islands are to the southeast, separated by the Turks Island Passage.

The main islands of the Caicos Islands, running in an arc from northwest to east to southeast are:

The Caicos islands from space

To the south and southwest of South Caicos are:

The arc continues southeast of West Caicos with a reef exposed at French Cay and West Sand Spit, then running south of the Seal Cays and north toward South Caicos.