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Montserrat - Introduction 2001
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Background: Much of this island has been devastated and two-thirds of the population has fled abroad due to the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that began on 18 July 1995.

Montserrat - Geography 2001
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Location: Caribbean island in the Caribbean Sea southeast of Puerto Rico

Geographic coordinates: 16 45 N 62 12 W

Map referenceCentral America and the Caribbean

Total: 100 km²
Land: 100 km²
Water: 0 km²
Comparative: about 0.6 times the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 40 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
Territorial sea: 3 NM

Climate: tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation

Terrain: volcanic islands mostly mountainous with small coastal lowland

Extremes lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
Extremes highest point: Chances Peak (in the Soufriere Hills) 914 m

Natural resources: NEGL
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 20%
Permanent crops: 0%
Permanent pastures: 10%
Forests and woodland: 40%
Other: 30% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (full-scale eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano occurred during 1996-97)


Montserrat - People 2001
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Note: an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2001 est.)
Growth rate: 13.39% (2001 est.)

Noun: Montserratian
Adjective: Montserratian

Ethnic groups: black white

Languages: English

Religions: Anglican Methodist Roman Catholic Pentecostal Seventh-Day Adventist other Christian denominations

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure
0-14 years: 23.83% (male 907; female 898)
15-64 years: 64.66% (male 2,341; female 2,556)
65 years and over: 11.51% (male 464; female 408) (2001 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 13.39% (2001 est.)

Birth rate: 17.43 births/1000 population (2001 est.)

Death rate: 7.53 deaths/1000 population (2001 est.)

Net migration rate: 123.98 migrant(s)/1000 population (2001 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: land erosion occurs on slopes that have been cleared for cultivation

Air pollutants

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.05 male/female
Under 15 years: 1.01 male/female
15-64 years: 0.92 male/female
65 years and over: 1.14 male/female
Total population: 0.96 male/female (2001 est.)

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 8.19 deaths/1000 live births (2001 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 78.03 years
Male: 75.95 years
Female: 80.22 years (2001 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.82 children born/woman (2001 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Adult prevalence rate: NA%
People living with hivaids: NA
Deaths: NA

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
Total population: 97%
Male: 97%
Female: 97% (1970 est.)

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Montserrat - Government 2001
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Montserrat

Government type: NA

Capital: Plymouth (abandoned in 1997 due to volcanic activity; interim government buildings have been built at Brades in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat)

Administrative divisions: 3 parishes; Saint Anthony Saint Georges Saint Peter's

Dependent areas

Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

National holiday


Legal system

International law organization participation



Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Montserrat

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Montserrat - Economy 2001
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Economy overview

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products


Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index


Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance



Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates

Montserrat - Energy 2001
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Montserrat - Communication 2001
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Montserrat - Military 2001
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Montserrat - Transportation 2001
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix


Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Montserrat - Transnational issues 2001
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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