Salt Cay is the second largest of the Turks Islands, one of the two island groups forming of the British territory Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. Its size is 6.7442 km. The size of the district, which also includes some unpopulated islands like Cotton Cay (1.1252 km) nearby, is 9.1 km. The population is 186 (est. 2006), all in the district capital Balfour Town on the west coast.
Salt Cay is a tiny, flat, triangular island measuring about 3.2 km (two miles) on a side and given over mostly to salinas. It was once home to several hundred people, all supported by the salt industry.
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Ruins from the salt operations remain on Salt Cay. The island is now popular with tourists looking for uncrowded beaches and activities like whale-watching. Scuba diving and other water sports also attract visitors.