Outline 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 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]

Geography of Montserrat

Environment of Montserrat[edit]

Natural geographic features of Montserrat[edit]

* world Heritage Sites in Monsterrat

Regions of Montserrat[edit]

Regions of Montserrat

Ecoregions of Montserrat[edit]

List of ecoregions in Montserrat

Administrative divisions of Montserrat[edit]

Administrative divisions of Montserrat

Municipalities of Montserrat[edit]

Demography of Montserrat[edit]

Demographics of Montserrat

Government and politics of Montserrat[edit]

Politics of Montserrat

Branches of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Government of Montserrat

Executive branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Montserrat[edit]

Court system of Montserrat

Foreign relations of Montserrat[edit]

Foreign relations of Montserrat

International organization membership[edit]

Montserrat is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Montserrat[edit]

Law of Montserrat

Military of Montserrat[edit]

Military of Montserrat

Local government in Montserrat[edit]

Local government in Montserrat

History of Montserrat[edit]

History of Montserrat

Culture of Montserrat[edit]

Culture of Montserrat

Art in Montserrat[edit]

Sports in Montserrat[edit]

Sports in Montserrat

Economy and infrastructure of Montserrat[edit]

Economy of Montserrat

Education in Montserrat[edit]

Education in Montserrat

Infrastructure of Montserrat[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Montserrat". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 6 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  2. ^ Montserrat Volcano Observatory Archived 2006-10-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2 October 2006.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Montserrat