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Montserrat

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Status: Overseas territory

Governor: Adrian Davis (2011)

Premier: Donaldson Romeo (2014)

Land area: 39 sq mi (100 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 5,215 (growth rate: .48%); birth rate: 11.31/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.66/1000; life expectancy: 73.9; note: an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2014 est.)

Capital (2003 est.): Plymouth. The city was abandoned in 1997 due to volcanic activity. Interim government buildings have been built at Brades Estate, in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat

Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar

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Montserrat


Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom