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Montserrat


    • Affiliation:
      (dependent territory of the UK)

    • Location:
      Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        100 sq km

        land area:
        100 sq km

        comparative area:
        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

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation

    • Terrain:
      volcanic islands, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland

    • Natural resources:
      negligible

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        20%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        10%

        forest and woodland:
        40%

        other:
        30%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

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

        natural hazards:
        severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (there are seven active volcanoes on the island)

        international agreements:
        NA






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