Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 696

EVENTS TURKS & CAICOS POPULATION SIZE 33,098 (2013) 417 sq. kilometers OFFICIAL LANGUAGE CAPITAL CITY English Cockburn Town CURRENCY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE United States Dollar JULY 8 Race for the Conch Eco-Sea Swim Local and international competitors participate in either a 2.4 mile, 1 mile or half mile race for the prized conch trophy. AUGUST 6 Emancipation Day This is a public holiday which observes the emancipation of slavery. Church services and a family fun day marks this occasion. 300 C / 860 F Photo Credit: Turks and Caicos Tourism