Montserrat Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 0.6 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 102 sq km 2008 215th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 20.08 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 77th out of 224
Area > Total 102 sq km 2013 225th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 155th out of 246
Climate tropical; little daily or seasonal temperature variation 2013
Coastline 40 km 2014 183th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point lava dome in English's Crater (in the Soufriere Hills volcanic complex) estimated at over 930 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 16 45 N, 62 12 W 2013
Land use > Arable land 20% 2013 51st out of 246
Location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico 2013
Natural hazards severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (Soufriere Hills volcano has erupted continuously since 1995) 2011
Natural resources NEGL 2013
Terrain volcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008



Montserrat Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
  • Montserrat ranked #20 for land use > arable land amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Montserrat ranked 33 places from the bottom for area > total globally in 2013.
  • Montserrat ranked second last for coastline amongst UK and its territories in 2014.

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