Montserrat is a mountainous Caribbean island, part of the Lesser Antilles chain and a British Overseas Territory. Its Soufrière Hills volcano erupted in the 1990s, causing significant damage to the south of the island and leading to the creation of an exclusion zone. The north of the island is largely unaffected, and has black-sand beaches, coral reefs, cliffs and shoreline caves.
Official Name: Montserrat
Area: 102 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 4,900 (2012)
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)