Largest Cities in Montserrat

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Montserrat

Official languages: English
Capital: Plymouth
Area: 102 km²
Population: 9,341 residents
Population density: 91.58 residents per km²
Currency: XCD
Internet TLD: .ms
ISO codes: MS, MSR, 500
The telephone code for Montserrat is + 1-664

According to Abbreviation Finder, Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean. It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The island is located southwest of Antigua and northwest of Guadeloupe. Much of the island was devastated by a series of Soufriere Hills volcano eruptions that began on July 18, 1995. 75% of the population fled the island. The capital Plymouth was officially abandoned in 1997 due to the volcanic eruptions. A transitional government seat was established in Brades, on the northwestern end of the island.


Total population 5,373
Population growth rate 0.58%
Birth rate 10.80 births per 1,000 population
Life expectancy
Overall 73.65 years
Men 75.31 years
Women 71.91 years
Age structure
0-14 years 15.99%
15-64 years 77.78%
65 years and above 6.23%
Median age 31.90 years
Gender ratio 1.00 M / F
Population density 52.68 residents per km²
Urbanization 13.40%
(Plymouth) [capital] (Z 1980) 1478
The island population is mainly a mix of Irish and Africans with other minorities.
Anglican Methodist Catholics (Roman Catholic) followers of the Pentecostal movement, Seventh-day Adventists and followers of other Christian denominations
Human Development Index (HDI)
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Biggest Cities of Montserrat by Population

Montserrat is a small Caribbean island located in the Lesser Antilles. It is home to a population of around 5,000 people and is known for its stunning beaches, lush forests and volcanoes. The largest city in Montserrat is Plymouth, which has a population of just over 1,000 people. This historic city serves as the capital of Montserrat and was once the bustling center of the island’s sugar industry before being destroyed by an eruption from the Soufrière Hills Volcano. Today, Plymouth remains largely abandoned but still features some interesting attractions such as the old sugar factory ruins and Irish Town which are both worth visiting during your stay here.

The second largest city in Montserrat is Brades, which has a population of around 800 people. This small village serves as an important hub for government services on the island and also provides visitors with access to some great attractions such as Jack Boy Hill Nature Reserve and Centre Hills Nature Reserve which are great places for nature lovers to explore during their stay here. Other cities worth visiting in Montserrat include Salem, St. Peter’s and St. John’s which all have unique attractions that make them great destinations for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Brades, Montserrat 1,111 16.7918 -62.2106