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Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean Sea, named after the mountain of the same name (located near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain see Montserrat (mountain)) by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

(coat of arms)
(In Detail)
National motto:
Each Endeavouring, All Achieving
Official languageEnglish
Political status Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K
Capital Plymouth
GovernorAnthony Longrigg
Chief Minister John Osborne
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked n/a
91 km²
 - Total (2003)
 - Density
Ranked n/a
Currency East Caribbean dollar
Time zone UTC -4
National anthem God Save the Queen
Internet TLD.MS
Calling Code1-664

Montserrat is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Much of this island had been devastated and two-thirds of the population had fled abroad due to the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18, 1995. Volcanic eruptions have continued, making large parts of the island uninhabitable.

Military branches: no regular indigenous military forces; Police Force

Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

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