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    Montserrat Geography 1998

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

      Geographic coordinates 16 45 N, 62 12 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 100 sq km
      land: 100 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative 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

      Climate tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain volcanic islands, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Chances Peak 914 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: 20%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 10%
      forests and woodland: 40%
      other: 30% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (full-scale eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano occurred during 1996)

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

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Montserrat on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Montserrat Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Montserrat Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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