Updated 13 October 2012
Montserrat is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of 5,164, making it the
0th largest national population. Its capital is Plymouth however it was abandoned in 1995 due to the eruption of
Soufriere Hill Volcano. Its de facto capital is
Brades Estate, with a population of approximately 1,000. The country
encompasses 102 square kilometers making it the 219th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Caribbean Sea.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor Governor Adrian D
avis. Premier Rueben
T. Meade is recognized as the Head of Government and attains that status following legislative elections where the
leader of the majority party usually becomes chief minister. Its form of government is an overseas territory of the
United Kingdom and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 19th of December 1989
and operated under
Montserrat Constitution Order 2010, effective 1 September 2011

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English. It counts among its major religions Anglican, Methodist,
Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist and other Christian denominations. As sources of mass
communication it has 1 AM, 2 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are the lava dome in English's Crater of the Soufriere Hill Volcano, its highest point at 930
meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Caribbean Sea, which measures 40
kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, rum, textiles and
electrical appliances. Its official currency is East Caribbean Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Montserrat. Montserrat is entirely volcanic in origin and comprised of
three major volcanic centers of differing ages.
Airport runway- they
take off over a cliff!
Montserrat Court
House at Plymouth-
now buried in
pyroclastic rock
Brades Estate-
administrative capital
Daytime Entry Zone to
Montserrat's southern
Montserrat citizens
participating in the
Emerald Isle
Foundation Parade in
national costume
Lava Dome of
English's Crater in the
Soufriere Hill Volcano-
Montserrat's highest
Ash buried houses in
Plymouth from
Richmond Hill
Little Bay- Montserrat's
principle waterway
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Colonial cannons at
Carr's Bay
Fogerty Hill in
Montserrat's interior
Hell's Gate at
Montserrat's northern
A view of Soufriere
from Guadeloupe
Montserrat Volcano
Mountain Chicken- a
Montserrat favorite
dish of frog's legs
Aerial view of Plymouth
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Bransby Point-
westernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Little Redondo Island-
northernmost point
with the island of Nevis
in the background
Roche's Bluff-
easternmost point on
the Caribbean Sea
Shoe Rock-
southernmost point on
the Caribbean Sea