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Capital: Cockburn Town on Grand Turk
Climate: Summer: 83-90 degrees (28-32 Celsius). Winter: 70-75 degrees (21-24 Celsius).
Average humiditiy: 35% Average rainfall 21". Approx sunrise: Summer 6:00 am, Winter
6:30 am. Approx sunset: Summer 7:00 pm, Winter 5:00 pm
Yahoo weather forecast for Grand Turk.
Economy: While the salt industry and fishing were the main staples of the economy in the
past, tourism and the offshore finance industry has now taken the least. Lobster and conch
remain a main export. Practically all consumer goods and most food supplies are imported.
Currency: US Dollar, travelers checks and credit cards widely accepted. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Electricity: 110 volt/60 cycle, suitable for North American appliances.
Official Language: English.
Political Status: British Dependent Territory.
Population: Approximately 14,000.
Time: Eastern Standard Time from October to April, i.e. same time zone as the US East
coast. Daylight Savings Time April through October.
Immigration and Entry: Click here for latest entry requirement information.
Departure Tax: Airport tax of $15 for persons 12 years of age and older upon departure.