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Encyclopedia > Plymouth, Montserrat

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.


There are many other places called Plymouth.


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Montserrat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (875 words)
Today, Montserrat is often given the nickname of the Emerald Island of the Caribbean, because the island's large slopes are covered by lush green tropical vegetation, and through the connection to Ireland of many of its early settlers.
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 MarĂ­a de Montserrat'.
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