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Encyclopedia > Brades, Montserrat

Brades (or Brades Estate) is the de-facto capital of Montserrat, and is in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat. The official capital Plymouth was abandoned since 1997 due to the eruption of Soufriere Hills volcano. Afterwards, interim government buildings was built at Brades. Plymouth is the capital of Montserrat, which is an overseas territory of the U.K. After the volcanic eruption in 1995, the city has been abandoned. ... The Soufriere Hills volcano is a complex stratovolcano with many lava domes forming its summit on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. ...


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Montserrat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (875 words)
Montserrat's Georgian-era capital city of Plymouth was destroyed and two-thirds of the island's population forced to flee abroad owing to the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18, 1995.
Montserrat was populated by Arawak and Carib peoples when it was claimed by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage for Spain in 1493, naming the island 'Santa María de Montserrat'.
Montserrat is a British overseas territory (formerly a crown colony).
Caribbean Net News: Montserrat (1325 words)
BRADES, Montserrat: Montserrat’s political environment has stabilized, for the time being, with the Chief Minister considering continuing the current Government under a minority rule and avoiding an election no one appears to be prepared for...
Montserrat’s renowned serenity could never be attributed to its current political environment, which lacks the essential confidence of its voters to be referred to as functional and effective...
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU): Montserrat's new prison at Brades - a stone's throw away from the island's Police Headquarters - was dedicated here on Tuesday in a short ceremony held in the arrival area of the facility...
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