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ID: 7004786
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Montserrat (dependent state)  Montserrat (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 16 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 16.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 062 12 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -62.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by Carib people; sighted by Columbus, but not settled by Europeans until English & Irish arrived in 1632; developed a plantation economy based on the labor of Africans brought here as slaves; briefly occupied by French in 1660s & 1780s; ravaged by volcanic activity in late 1990s; official language is English.

Names:
Montserrat (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ named by Columbus in 1493, after the Spanish abbey of the same name
Colony of Montserrat (C,V)
Montserrat Presidency (C,V)
Emerald Isle (C,V)
Monserrat (C,O)
MSR (C,O,ISO3L)
MS (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO500 (C,O,ISO3N)
MH00 (C,O,FIPS)
Montserratian (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Montserrat (dependent state)  ........  Montserrat (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of West Indies (archipelago)  ....  West Indies (archipelago) (P)
Hierarchy of Lesser Antilles (island group)  ........  Lesser Antilles (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Leeward Islands (island group)  ............  Leeward Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Montserrat (dependent state)  ................  Montserrat (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Montserrat (dependent state)  ............  Montserrat (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  British since 18th cen., but separate from the Colony of the Leeward Islands since 1962
primary political unit (C)
colony (C)
island (C)
nation (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Plymouth .......... (capital)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Montserrat, Parish of Saint Anthony) [1018694]

Sources and Contributors:
Colony of Montserrat..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 296-297
Emerald Isle..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 425
ISO500..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
MH00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 52
Monserrat..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 350
Montserrat..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2/619
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 296-297
.......................  Montserrat, Washington Post (1997)
.......................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-64
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 789
Montserratian..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
Montserrat Presidency..........  [VP]
......................................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
MS..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
MSR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 425
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 619
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 296-297
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
..................  Montserrat, Washington Post (1997)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 52
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 350
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-64
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 789
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)

 

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