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Turks and Caicos: 5 Interesting Facts

By Natalie Grant, USA, January 2012

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1. Where the name comes from: “Turks” refers to the Turk’s Cap Cactus (yes, that’s a green cactus that looks like it’s wearing a red fez). “Caicos” comes from the phrase “caya hico,” which means “a string of islands” in the language of the Lucayan natives, who inhabited the island until shortly after the time Christopher’s ships showed up.

2. Interesting Industry: T and C is home to the only commercial conch farm in the world....

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