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English Dictionary: Montserrat by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a volcanic island in the Caribbean; in the West Indies
From The CIA World Factbook (1995) [world95]:
   (dependent territory of the UK)
   Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto
   Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
   total area: 100 sq km
   land area: 100 sq km
   comparative area: 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
   International disputes: none
   Climate: tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation
   Terrain: volcanic islands, mostly mountainous, with small coastal
   Natural resources: negligible
   Land use:
   arable land: 20%
   permanent crops: 0%
   meadows and pastures: 10%
   forest and woodland: 40%
   other: 30%
   Irrigated land: NA sq km
   current issues: land erosion occurs on slopes that have been cleared
   for cultivation
   natural hazards: severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic
   eruptions (there are seven active volcanoes on the island)
   international agreements: NA
   Population: 12,738 (July 1995 est.)
   Age structure:
   0-14 years: NA
   15-64 years: NA
   65 years and over: NA
   Population growth rate: 0.3% (1995 est.)
   Birth rate: 15.5 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Death rate: 9.81 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Net migration rate: -2.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)
   Infant mortality rate: 11.69 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)
   Life expectancy at birth:
   total population: 75.69 years
   male: 73.93 years
   female: 77.49 years (1995 est.)
   Total fertility rate: 1.99 children born/woman (1995 est.)
   noun: Montserratian(s)
   adjective: Montserratian
   Ethnic divisions: black, Europeans
   Religions: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal,
   Seventh-Day Adventist, other Christian denominations
   Languages: English
   Literacy: age 15 and over has ever attended school (1970)
   total population: 97%
   male: 97%
   female: 97%
   Labor force: 5,100
   by occupation: community, social, and personal services 40.5%,
   construction 13.5%, trade, restaurants, and hotels 12.3%,
   manufacturing 10.5%, agriculture, forestry, and fishing 8.8%, other
   14.4% (1983 est.)
   conventional long form: none
   conventional short form: Montserrat
   Digraph: MH
   Type: dependent territory of the UK
   Capital: Plymouth
   Administrative divisions: 3 parishes; Saint Anthony, Saint Georges,
   Saint Peter's
   Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)
   National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second
   Saturday of June)
   Constitution: present constitution came into force 19 December 1989
   Legal system: English common law and statute law
   Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
   Executive branch:
   chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952),
   represented by Governor Frank SAVAGE (since NA February 1993)
   head of government: Chief Minister Reuben T. MEADE (since NA October
   cabinet: Executive Council; consists of the governor, the chief
   minister, three other ministries, the attorney-general, and the
   finance secretary
   Legislative branch: unicameral
   Legislative Council: elections last held 8 October 1991; results -
   percent of vote by party NA; seats - (11 total, 7 elected) NPP 4, NDP
   1, PLM 1, independent 1
   Judicial branch: Supreme Court
   Political parties and leaders: National Progressive Party (NPP) Reuben
   T. MEADE; People's Liberation Movement (PLM), Noel TUITT; National
   Development Party (NDP), Bertrand OSBORNE
   Member of: CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC (associate), ICFTU, INTERPOL
   (subbureau), OECS, WCL
   Diplomatic representation in US: none (dependent territory of the UK)
   US diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)
   Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant
   and the Montserratian coat of arms centered in the outer half of the
   flag; the coat of arms features a woman standing beside a yellow harp
   with her arm around a black cross
   Overview: The economy is small and open with economic activity
   centered on tourism and construction. Tourism is the most important
   sector and accounts for roughly one-fifth of GDP. Agriculture accounts
   for about 4% of GDP and industry 10%. The economy is heavily dependent
   on imports, making it vulnerable to fluctuations in world prices.
   Exports consist mainly of electronic parts sold to the US.
   National product: GDP - purchasing power parity - $55.6 million (1993
   National product real growth rate: 1% (1993 est.)
   National product per capita: $4,380 (1993 est.)
   Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.8% (1992)
   Unemployment rate: NA
   revenues: $12.1 million
   expenditures: $14.3 million, including capital expenditures of $3.2
   million (1988 est.)
   Exports: $2.8 million (f.o.b., 1992)
   commodities: electronic parts, plastic bags, apparel, hot peppers,
   live plants, cattle
   partners: NA
   Imports: $80.6 million (f.o.b., 1992)
   commodities: machinery and transportation equipment, foodstuffs,
   manufactured goods, fuels, lubricants, and related materials
   partners: NA
   External debt: $2.05 million (1987)
   Industrial production: growth rate 8.1% (1986); accounts for 10% of
   capacity: 5,271 kW
   production: 17 million kWh
   consumption per capita: 1,106 kWh (1993)
   Industries: tourism; light manufacturing - rum, textiles, electronic
   Agriculture: accounts for 4% of GDP; small-scale farming; food crops -
   tomatoes, onions, peppers; not self-sufficient in food, especially
   livestock products
   Economic aid:
   recipient: Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral
   commitments (1970-89), $90 million
   Currency: 1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
   Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed
   rate since 1976)
   Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
   Railroads: 0 km
   total: 280 km
   paved: 200 km
   unpaved: gravel, earth 80 km
   Ports: Plymouth
   Merchant marine: none
   total: 1
   with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 1
   Telephone system: 3,000 telephones
   local: NA
   intercity: NA
   international: NA
   broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 4, shortwave 0
   radios: NA
   broadcast stations: 1
   televisions: NA
   Montserrat:Defense Forces
   Branches: Police Force
   Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK
No guarantee of accuracy or completeness!
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