|Land Area||102 km2|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (Legislative Council); Self-governing Overseas Territory Of The UK|
|GDP (PPP)||$43.78 Million|
|GDP Per Capita||$8,500|
The island is currently increasing in size because of the buildup of volcanic deposits on the southeast coast.
The island is measured at 16 km (10 miles) long and 11 km (7 miles) wide, with rock cliffs rising 15 to 30 m (50–100 feet) above the sea and smooth bottomed sandy beaches scattered among coves on the west (Caribbean) side of the island.
The island's highest point is located in the Soufriere Hills, but a definitive height is unavailable due to the consistent eruptions of the volcano.
Scattered small steams drains the northern reaches of the island.
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.