Grand Turk Island
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Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and contains the territory‘«÷s capital, Cockburn Town and the JAGS International Airport. The island is the administrative, historic, cultural, and financial center of the territory. The name comes from a species of cactus, the Turk‘«÷s Cap Cactus. Founded by Bermudan Salt Rakers some three hundred years ago, its Bermudan British colonial architecture makes this a popular tourist stop. The island was first settled by ancestors of the Tainos, and archaeological remains have been dated to the 8th century. The image was acquired on September 18, 2001, covers an area of 30 x 39 km, and is located near 21.4 degrees north latitude, 71.1 degrees west longitude.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team