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Montserrat Geography: A summary of information about Montserrat Geography, from government research data as well as independent research and other sources.
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
16 45 N, 62 12 W
Central America and the Caribbean
total: 100 sq km land: 100 sq km water: 0 sq km
about 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 3 nm
tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation
volcanic islands, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland
lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Chances Peak (in the Soufriere Hills) 914 m
arable land: 20% permanent crops: 0% permanent pastures: 10% forests and woodland: 40% other: 30% (1993 est.)
NA sq km
severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (full-scale eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano occurred during 1996-97)
land erosion occurs on slopes that have been cleared for cultivation