Turks & Caicos Islands

From Linn's "Stamp Issuing Entities Of The World" page.

Turks and Caicos Islands (1900-)
Stamp-issuing status: active; Population: 14,631 (1997 estimate). Two groups of islands in the West Indies, south of the Bahamas. Ruled by Great Britain from the Bahamas after the early 18th century, the Turks and Caicos were separated as a colony in 1848 and became a dependency of Jamaica in 1873. In 1959, they became part of the Federation of the West Indies. When the federation dissolved in 1962, the Turks and Caicos again became a British crown colony.

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