Montserrat is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 400 kilometres southeast
of Puerto Rico. Its total area is 100 square kilometres.
12,701 (July, 1994 estimate)
Montserrat is a dependent territory of the United Kingdom.
Montserrat's legal system is based on English common law and statute law.
Montserrat's system has 3,000 telephones.
The economy is small and open with economic activity centered on tourism and
construction. Tourism is the most important sector and accounts for roughly 20% 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 United States.
Montserrat's main industries are tourism, light manufacturing, rum, textiles and
1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)
Montserrat: The Emerald Isle
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