Montserrat: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
Geographic Coordinates16 45 N, 62 12 W 16.75,-62.2
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline40 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: lava dome in English's Crater (in the Soufriere Hills volcanic complex) estimated at over 930 m (2006)
Highest Mountains
Terrainvolcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland
Natural Hazardsvolcanic eruptions; severe hurricanes (June to November) volcanism: Soufriere Hills volcano (elev. 915 m), has erupted continuously since 1995; a massive eruption in 1997 destroyed most of the capital, Plymouth, and resulted in approximately half of the island becoming uninhabitable
Natural ResourceNEGL
Land Usearable land: 20%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 80% (2011)
Climatetropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesland erosion occurs on slopes that have been cleared for cultivation
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notethe island is entirely volcanic in origin and comprised of three major volcanic centers of differing ages