Latin America & Caribbean

Montserrat profile - Facts

Soufriere Hills volcano erupting
Soufriere Hills volcano erupts in 1997
  • Territory: Montserrat
  • Status: Self-governing British overseas territory
  • Population: 4,900 (UN, 2013)
  • Capital: Plymouth (abandoned), St John's (de facto), Little Bay (planned)
  • Area: 102 sq km (39 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religions: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .ms
  • International dialling code: +1 664