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Encyclopedia > Cockburn Town

This article is about the capital of Turks and Caicos Islands. There is also a Cockburn Town in the Bahamas.


Cockburn Town is the %20%20%20This%20article%20concerns%20places%20that%20serve%20as%20centers%20of%20government%20and%20politics.%20... capital city of the %20%20%20The%20Turks%20and%20Caicos%20Islands%20is%20an%20overseas%20territory%20of%20the%20United%20Kingdom%20consisting%20of%20two%20groups%20of%20tropical%20islands%20in%20the%20Caribbean%2C%20southeast%20of%20the%20Bahamas%2C%20at%2021%5CxB045%5CN%2C%2071%5CxB035%5CW.%20... Turks and Caicos Islands, located on the largest %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20small%20island%20in%20the%20Adriatic%20sea%20%20%20An%20island%20is%20any%20piece%20of%20land%20smaller%20than%20a%20continent%20and%20larger%20than%20a%20rock%2C%20that%20is%20completely%20surrounded%20by%20water.%20... island in that archipelago, %20%20The%20Turks%20and%20Caicos%20Islands%20is%20an%20overseas%20territory%20of%20the%20United%20Kingdom%20consisting%20of%20two%20groups%20of%20tropical%20islands%20in%20the%20Caribbean%2C%20southeast%20of%20the%20Bahamas%2C%20at%2021%5CxB045%5CN%2C%2071%5CxB035%5CW.%20... Grand Turk Island.


The seat of government ever since %20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20January%201%20-%20Great%20Britain%20as%20King%20Charles%20III%20and%20figurehead%20for%20Jacobitism.%20... 1766, Cockburn Town was the first permanent settlement on any of the islands, founded in %20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20March%204%20-%20Charles%20II%20of%20England%20grants%20a%20land%20charter%20to%20William%20Penn%20for%20the%20area%20that%20will%20later%20become%20Pennsylvania.%20... 1681 by %20%20%20%20For%20other%20meanings%20of%20the%20word%20salt%20see%20table%20salt%20or%20salt%20(disambiguation).%20%20... salt collectors who arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20city%20is%20an%20%20%20urban%20%20%20area%2C%20differentiated%20from%20a%20%20%20town%2C%20%20%20village%2C%20or%20%20%20hamlet%20by%20size%2C%20population%20density%2C%20importance%2C%20or%20legal%20status.%20... city supposedly lies on the place where %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Juan%20Ponce%20de%20Le%26%23243%3Bn%20-%20Wikipedia%20%2F**%2F%20%20%40import%20%5C%2Fskins%2Fmonobook%2FIE50Fixes.... Juan Ponce de León first landed on the island.


The oldest known %20%20%20A%20shipwreck%20is%20the%20remains%20of%20a%20ship%20after%20it%20has%20sunk%20or%20been%20beached%20as%20a%20result%20of%20a%20crisis%20at%20sea.%20%20%20%20%20... shipwreck in the %20%20The%20Western%20Hemisphere%20contains%20The%20Americas%20and%20nearby%20islands.%20... Western Hemisphere, the Molasses Reef Wreck, dated %20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20March%205%20-%20Papal%20dispensation%20issued%20for%20the%20marriage%20of%20Henry%20VIII%20of%20England%20and%20Catherine%20of%20Aragon%20June%2027%20-%20Henry%20VIII%20of%20England%20repudiates%20his%20engagement%20to%20Catherine%20of%20Aragon%2C%20at%20his%20father%5Cs%20command%20King%20Alexander_of_Poland%20signed%20%5CNihil_novi%5C%20act%20-%20Poland%20became%20Nobles%5C%20Democracy%20Poland%20prohibits%20peasants%20from%20leaving... 1505, lies in the vicinity of Cockburn Town.


The closest %20%20%20The%20purpose%20of%20a%20ship%5Cs%20or%20boat%5Cs%20anchor%20is%20to%20attach%20the%20vessel%20to%20the%20ground%20at%20a%20specific%20point.%20... anchorage to Cockburn Town is Hawk's Nest Anchorage, which, though sheltered, should only be entered in good light due to %20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20reef%20surrounding%20an%20islet.%20%20%20... reefs near the entrance.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Turks and Caicos - Grand Turk (527 words)
Cockburn Town is the administrative capital and the historic and cultural center of the islands.
The town itself is well suited for a walking tour.
Duke and Font Streets are lined with historic 18th and 19th century landmarks that reflect the Bermudan style architecture of the salt era.
Cockburn Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
Cockburn Town is the capital city of the Turks and Caicos Islands, located on the largest island in the Turks Islands (not the Caicos) archipelago, Grand Turk Island.
The seat of government ever since 1766, Cockburn Town was the first permanent settlement on any of the islands, founded in 1681 by salt collectors who arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The closest anchorage to Cockburn Town is Hawk's Nest Anchorage, which, though sheltered, should only be entered in good light due to reefs near the entrance.
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