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Montserrat
Motto
"A people of excellence, moulded by nature, nurtured by God"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
National song: "Motherland"
Location of Montserrat (circled in red)
Location of Montserrat (circled in red)
Topographic map of Montserrat showing the "exclusion zone" due to volcanic activity, and the new airport in the north. The roads and settlements in the exclusion zone have mostly been destroyed.
Topographic map of Montserrat showing the "exclusion zone" due to volcanic activity, and the new airport in the north. The roads and settlements in the exclusion zone have mostly been destroyed.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
English settlement1632
Treaty of Paris3 September 1783
Federation3 January 1958
Separate colony31 May 1962
CapitalPlymouth (de jure)[a]
Brades (de facto)[b]
Little Bay (under construction)
16°45′N 62°12′W / 16.750°N 62.200°W / 16.750; -62.200Coordinates: 16°45′N 62°12′W / 16.750°N 62.200°W / 16.750; -62.200
Largest cityBrades
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym(s)Montserratian
GovernmentParliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
Andrew Pearce
• Premier
Joseph Easton Taylor-Farrell
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Government of the United Kingdom
• Minister[c]
The Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon
Area
• Total
102 km2 (39 sq mi)
• Water (%)
negligible
Highest elevation
3,440 ft (1,050 m)
Population
• 2019 census
4,649 (2018)[1] (not ranked)
• Density
44/km2 (114.0/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
US$63 million[2]
• Per capita
US$12,384
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US$181,680,000[3]
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-664
UK postcode
MSR-1xxx
ISO 3166 codeMS
Internet TLD.ms

Montserrat

Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The island is in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. Montserrat measures approximately 16 km (10 mi) in length and 11 km (7 mi) in width, with approximately 40 km (25 mi) of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants. Montserrat is the only non-fully sovereign full member of the Caribbean Community and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.