Turks and Caicos Islands
|capital:||Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)|
|geographic coordinates:||21 28 N, 71 08 W|
|time difference:||UTC - 5|
|daylight saving time:||+1hr, begins first Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in October|
The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.