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Montserrat
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Montserrat

Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean Sea, named after the mountain of the same name (located near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain see Montserrat (mountain)) by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

Montserrat
(In Detail)
National motto:
Each Endeavouring, All Achieving
Official languageEnglish
Political status Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K
Capital Plymouth (now uninhabited)
GovernorDeborah Barnes Jones
Chief Minister John Osborne
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked n/a
91 km²
Negligible
Population
 - Total (2003)
 - Density
Ranked n/a
9,000
102/km²
Currency East Caribbean dollar
Time zone UTC -4
National anthem God Save the Queen
Internet TLD.MS
Calling Code1-664

Montserrat is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Much of this island had been devastated and two-thirds of the population had fled abroad due to the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18, 1995. Volcanic eruptions have continued, making large parts of the island uninhabitable.

Military branches: no regular indigenous military forces; Police Force

Military - note: defence is the responsibility of the UK


[ Edit {}] Countries in West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda | Bahamas | Barbados | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Grenada | Haiti | Jamaica | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Trinidad and Tobago
Dependencies: Anguilla | Aruba | Bermuda | British Virgin Islands | Cayman Islands | Guadeloupe | Martinique | Montserrat | Netherlands Antilles | Puerto Rico | Turks and Caicos Islands | U.S. Virgin Islands