Outline of Montserrat

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The location of Montserrat
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MontserratBritish overseas territory located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.[1] The Island of Montserrat is approximately 16 km (9.9 mi) long and 11 km (6.8 mi) wide with 40 kilometres (25 mi) of coastline. The island was given its name by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, after its namesake located in Catalonia. Montserrat is often referred to as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, due both to its resemblance to coastal Ireland and to the Irish descent of most of its early European settlers.

Its Georgian era capital city of Plymouth was destroyed and two-thirds of the island's population forced to flee abroad by an eruption of the previously dormant Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18, 1995.[2] The eruption continues today on a much reduced scale, the damage being confined to the areas around Plymouth including its docking facilities and the former W.H. Bramble Airport. An exclusion zone extending from the south coast of the island north to parts of the Belham Valley has been closed because of an increase in the size of the existing volcanic dome. This zone includes St. George's Hill which provided visitors with a spectacular view of the volcano and the destruction it has wrought upon the capital. A new airport at Gerald's in the northern part of the island opened in 2005. The village of Brades currently serves as the de facto centre of government.

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Geography of Montserrat[edit]

Environment of Montserrat[edit]

Natural geographic features of Montserrat[edit]

* world Heritage Sites in Monsterrat

Regions of Montserrat[edit]

Main article: Regions of Montserrat

Ecoregions of Montserrat[edit]

Administrative divisions of Montserrat[edit]

Parishes of Montserrat[edit]
Municipalities of Montserrat[edit]

Demography of Montserrat[edit]

Government and politics of Montserrat[edit]

Branches of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Foreign relations of Montserrat[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

Montserrat is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Montserrat[edit]

Main article: Law of Montserrat

Military of Montserrat[edit]

Local government in Montserrat[edit]

History of Montserrat[edit]

Culture of Montserrat[edit]

Main article: Culture of Montserrat

Art in Montserrat[edit]

Sports in Montserrat[edit]

Main article: Sports in Montserrat

Economy and infrastructure of Montserrat[edit]

Main article: Economy of Montserrat

Education in Montserrat[edit]

Infrastructure of Montserrat[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Montserrat


  1. ^ a b "Montserrat". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Montserrat Volcano Observatory Retrieved 2 October 2006.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Montserrat