Districts of the Turks and Caicos Islands

The Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into five administrative districts (one in the Turks Islands and four in the Caicos Islands), and the Island of Grand Turk; four of these are headed by District Commissioners, and Providenciales District is run by the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Premier in Providenciales. The Island of Grand Turk is directly administered by the TCI Government.[1]

NrAdministrative DistrictHeadquartersArea (km²)Population[lower-alpha 1]Electoral Districts
Caicos Islands
1Providenciales (including West Caicos)Providenciales163.623,7696
2North CaicosBottle Creek144.91,4432
3Middle CaicosConch Bar144.21681
4South Caicos (including East Caicos)Cockburn Harbour136.81,1392
Turks Islands
5Grand TurkGrand Turk17.64,8314
6Salt CaySalt Cay9.1108-
Turks and Caicos IslandsGrand Turk616.331,45815

(the area figures were determined from information in "TCI Physical Characteristics")[2]

Electoral Districts

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 DistrictOfficial DescriptionRepresentative as of 2004-10-13
Turks Islands
Electoral District OneWest Road, Grand TurkDwayne Taylor
Electoral District TwoOverback, Grand TurkFloyd Basil Hall
Electoral District ThreeBacksalina-North, Grand TurkOswald O. Skippings
Electoral District FourBacksalina-South, Grand Turk1) Derek Hugh Taylor
Caicos Islands
Electoral District FiveSouth Caicos South, South Caicos2) McAllister Eugene Hanchell
Electoral District SixSouth Caicos North, South CaicosNorman B. Saunders
Electoral District SevenMiddle CaicosJeffrey Christoval Hall
Electoral District EightNorth Caicos- East, North CaicosMichael Eugene Misick
Electoral District NineNorth Caicos- West, North Caicos3) Clarence W. Selver
Electoral District TenThe Bight, ProvidencialesKaren Delancy
Electoral District ElevenBlue Hills, ProvidencialesVaden Delroy Williams
Electoral District TwelveFive Cays, ProvidencialesLillian Robinson Been
Electoral District ThirteenCheshire Hall, ProvidencialesGalmo Williams
Electoral District FourteenLeeward, Providenciales 4) 
Electoral District FifteenWheeland 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[3]

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.[4]

See also


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


  1. https://www.gov.tc/
  2. "TCI Physical Characteristics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. "Salt Cay tourist information". Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  4. "Governor signs Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance into law". 15 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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