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Montserrat Facts

Montserrat's Information

Flag of Montserrat
Land Area 102 km2
Total Area 102km2
Population 5,267 (#227)
Population Density 51.64/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Legislative Council); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK
GDP (PPP) $43.78 Million
GDP Per Capita $8,500
Currency Dollar (XCD)
  • Name: Montserrat, British dependent territory, claimed 1632
  • Capital City: Plymouth (0 pop. - City completely evacuated due to volcanic eruption)
  • Montserrat Population: 5,189 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
    (conversion rates)

    east caribbean dollar
    100 East Caribbean Dollars
  • Ethnicity: black, white
  • GDP total: $43.78 million (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $8,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Brades, Cork Hill, Salem, Saint John's Village, Gerald's
  • Name: In 1493 on his second voyage to the New World Chistopher Columbus named the island of Montserrat after Monsterrat mountain in Catalonia
  • National Day: second Saturday in June
  • Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Montserrat Trivia

When Did the Soufrière Hills Volcano Erupt?

In 1995, the Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat became active. As a result, half of Montserrat became uninhabitable. As the volcano had been dormant for over 3 centuries and had been deemed inactive, this came as a devastating blow to the small island and its inhabitants.

The 1995 Soufrière Hills Eruption

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