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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Montserrat is a lush, mountainous island in the Caribbean Sea, located in the Leeward Islands, part of the chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles.
Montserrat was given its name by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1493, after its namesake located in Catalonia, Spain.
Montserrat is often referred to as the Emerald Island of the Caribbean, due both to its resemblance to coastal Ireland and to the Irish descent of most of its early European settlers.
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  Montserrat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Montserrat is a lush-mountainous island in the Caribbean Sea, located in the Leeward Islands, it is also found in the chain of islands that are sometimes called the Lesser Antilles.
Montserrat's Georgian-era capital city of Plymouth was destroyed and two-thirds of the island's population forced to flee abroad due 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'.
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 Montserrat at AllExperts
Its 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).
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 Montserrat Natural Park | Barcelona | Geography Fieldwork
Montserrat, meaning 'saw-tooth mountain' was formed as a result of differential erosion and weathering resulting in highly distinctive relief features.
Montserrat is one of Catalonia's most important religious sites, with a monastery and museum on the summit.
The Montserrat massif was once a delta of several rivers draining into a shallow inland sea.
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 Montserrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean Sea, named after the mountain of the same name (located near Barcelona, Spain see Montserrat (mountain)) by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad due 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 for Spain in 1493, naming the island 'Santa María de Montserrat'.
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 geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Montserrat’s volcanically formed, mountainous slopes were accommodated by the Amerindians who cultivated crops there before European settlement, and did little to change the landscape.
Montserrat is a small, Leeward Island in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles, located 43 km southwest of Antigua, at 16 45’ N, 62 12’ W (cia, Ratter 1996 115).
Montserrat’s 40 km coastline is predominately comprised of high cliffs, except where the saddle meets the sea, and in a few spots along the northwestern shoreline (cia, Pulsipher 1986 6), There are no sizable harbors along the coast, and all boats must be moved to Antigua or St. Kitts during storms (Pulsipher 1986 6).
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 Encyclopedia: Montserrat
Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean Sea, named after the mountain of the same name by Christopher Columbus in 1493.
Main article: History of Montserrat The history of Montserrat Geological history European colonisation On 3 November 1493 on his second voyage, Christopher Columbus sailed past the island and named it Santa Maria de Montserrate after the Blessed Virgin of the Monastery of Montserrat in Spain.
Main article: Geography of Montserrat Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico Geographic coordinates: 16 45 N, 62 12 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 100 sq km land: 100 sq km water: 0 sq km Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 40 km Maritime claims: exclusive fishing...
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 Montserrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Much of this island had been devastated and two-thirds of the population had fled abroad due to the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano that began on July 18, 1995.
Montserrat Montserrat - the inclusive page on Montserrat, includes updates on the island, and the Volcano.
Montserrat and Montserrat Volcano Observatory Detailed reports on the activity of the volcano.
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 Commonwealth Secretariat - Montserrat
Montserrat is one of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, lying 43km south-west of Antigua and 64km north-west of Guadeloupe.
Montserrat's economy and infrastructure are being rebuilt in the 2000s, including a new airport and seaport.
Montserrat was captured by the French on three occasions for short periods but was finally restored to Britain in 1783.
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 Montserrat map, buy Montserrat maps and a Montserrat travel book from Map Town Ltd.
A Montserrat travel guide will help you understand the cultures and take advantage of the advice and experience acquired from other travelers who have been there before you.
Montserrat is an island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico.
Investigate the geography of this island with a Montserrat map.
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 Montserrat Newsletter - Home Page
The Government of Montserrat, based on scientific advice, said that there was no reason to prevent movement south of the Belham Valley into the former Day Time Entry Zone and these areas remained open as normal.
In her welcome remarks she outlined the main objectives of the workshop which were; To share the Montserrat experience in implementing the findings of the PPA and the mainstreaming of social development concerns in the Government of Montserrat and to establish the objectives of a second PPA.
Montserrat is known as a lush green and mountainous island of approximately 39 square miles.
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 Geography
Geography All The Way: This website is designed and maintained by Rich Allaway, teacher in charge of Geography at the International School of Toulouse (IST), France.
Geography in Action: This website has sections on sand dune ecosystems, the urban structure of Belfast, the ethnic geography of Belfast and landscapes of Northern Ireland (including peat bogs and deciduous woodland).
Geography in the News: This brand new site from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) provides free learning resources, for teachers and students, focusing on the geography in and behind the news.
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 AllRefer.com - Montserrat, mountain, Spain, Spain & Portugal (Spanish And Portuguese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The Renaissance church (16th cent.; largely restored in the 19th and 20th cent.) contains the fl wooden image of the Virgin which, according to tradition, was carved by St. Luke, brought to Spain by St. Peter, and hidden in a cave near Montserrat during the Moorish occupation.
In the Middle Ages the mountain, also called Monsalvat, was thought to have been the site of the castle of the Holy Grail.
At Montserrat, St. Ignatius of Loyola devoted himself to his religious vocation just before the founding of the Society of Jesus.
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 Country Profiles Foreign & Commonwealth Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Montserrat is one of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, lying 27 miles southwest of Antigua and 40 miles northwest of Guadeloupe.
Montserrat was captured by the French twice for short periods but was finally restored to Britain in 1783.
Montserrat also benefits from the FCO's Good Government Fund which supports projects that contribute to the maintenance of stability and security as well as the promotion of accountable government.
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 AllRefer.com - Montserrat, island, West Indies (Caribbean Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Prior to 1995, tourism was the economic mainstay, and Montserrat's exports included electronic components and agricultural products.
Montserrat was visited in 1493 by Columbus and colonized by the English and Irish in 1632.
In 1995, the SoufriEre Hills volcano, which had been dormant for 400 years, began a series of devastating eruptions that destroyed most of S Montserrat, including the capital and the main port; the majority of the population was evacuated.
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 montserrat map and information page
Soufriere Hills, a volcano on the island of Montserrat, began erupting on July 18, 1995.
Looking at beautiful Montserrat today, it would appear that the eruption never happened, even though the southern two-thirds of the island is closed.
In short, Montserrat is going through a complete resurgence, as this once popular (and very proud) Caribbean tourism destination is fighting to get back on its feet, and it appears to be winning the battle.
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 Geography
Our single honours Geography degree is popular and accounts for over half of the students in the Department.
The emphases of the degree reflect the research interests of our academic staff and develop four main themes: globalization, geographies of social and political difference, geomorphological processes, and environmental systems.
Students take mainly geography modules, although there is the opportunity to take modules offered by other departments in years 2 and 3.
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 Montserrat Flag
Montserrat Flag etiquette is very strict and is is essential that Flag protocols and rules are followed correctly
A Flag of Montserrat, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning in private with all due care and respect
Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona, in Catalonia, in Spain.
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 Juicy Geography: teaching about Montserrat
Bill Innanen's Montserrat Index page provided the missing link for a detailed map of the north of the island for part two of the lesson, as well as a host of other superb resources.
Students react to the events on Montserrat whilst in role as a crisis management team based at the Montserrat Volcano Observatory.
Students will be able to describe the sequence of events on the island of Montserrat that led to a large scale evacuation of the island.
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 British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Montserrat - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The small, rugged island of Montserrat is 43 kilometers southwest of Antigua and 70 kilometers northwest of Guadeloupe.
Much of central Montserrat is covered by tropical rain forest, probably the reason the island is popularly known as "the Emerald Isle."
Montserrat has a tropical climate with little seasonal variation; temperatures range from 22°C to 31°C. Rainfall is plentiful, ranging from 170 centimeters on the windward northeast slopes to 125 centimeters on the leeward southwest coastal areas.
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 Montserrat - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Its people are primarily descended from African slaves and Irish slaves or indentured servants from the 17th and 18th century.
Montserrat is a full and participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Anguilla to Dominica: Including Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barts, Saba, Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Redonda, Guadeloupe, and...
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 CaribbeanTravel.com - Destination: Montserrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Montserrat, a lush green and mountainous island of approximately 39 square miles, lies in the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands, some 27 miles southwest of Antigua.
Among the more spectacular dive sites are Little Redonda, a rock that reaches the surface from a depth of about 80 feet; the Pinnacles on the northeast corner of the island; and Yellow Hole, south of the Pinnacles, where there is the wreck of 19th century steel schooner which sank in 1886.
Birdwatchers will delight in a chance to spot Montserrat's rare national bird, the Montserrat oriole, as well as the forest thrush; the shy bridled quail dove, the mangrove cuckoo, the trembler and purple throated carib.
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 Excite UK - Travel - Caribbean - Montserrat - General
Montserrat is one of the Leeward Islands group in the Eastern Caribbean.
It is a volcanic island with fl sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation.
The Montserrat Reporter and The Montserrat Times are both in English and published weekly.
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 Geography Site: Recommended links to natural hazards and disasters
These links have been carefully selected and were considered relevant and suitable for school use at the time of checking.
One is recent flooding in Inverness and the other is the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat.
Mark Monmonier is a professor of geography and has listed here the USA's ten most hazardous places.
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 Montserrat_GKIndia
Montserrat is one of the Leeward Islands group in the Eastern Caribbean.
It is a volcanic island with fl sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation.
The Great Alps Waterfall, previously one of the most spectacular sights in the West Indies, has been destroyed by the volcano.
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 Montserrat: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
The island of Montserrat is in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies.
In 1958 Montserrat joined the Federation of the West Indies, remaining a member until that organization's dissolution in 1962.
In 2005, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security revoked the “temporary protected status” of its 292 Montserrat refugees, a number of whom have lived in the U.S. for years and rebuilt their lives there.
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 Juicy Geography: teaching about Montserrat (part 2)
At the end of the presentation, students should try to imagine what views would be held by Montserrat residents on the immediate and future needs of the island.
Bill Innanen's Montserrat Index page contains some brilliant resources, for example his animation of the MVO risk maps, and a quicktime VR panorama.
Montserrat Volcano Observatory chronology of eruptive events 1992 - 1997
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 Montserrat (U.K.) - Atlas Travel Directory
Current local time in Plymouth - Montserrat - U.K. Plymouth, Montserrat, U.K. Plymouth is capital of the country Montserrat Current time Friday, November 4, 2005 at 4:41:04 AM UTC/GMT Offset Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -4 hours No daylight saving time at...
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Montserrat (U.K.) Morocco Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles (NETH.) New Caledonia (FR.) New Zealand...
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 Facts About Montserrat
Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995.
Montserrat has endured volcanic activity since, with the last eruption occurring in July 2003.
Montserrat Democratic Party or MDP [Lowell LEWIS]; Movement for Change and Prosperity or MCAP [Roselyn CASSELL-SEALY]; New People's Liberation Movement or NPLM [John A. Economy
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 Geography, Ecology and Biology Fieldwork Courses in Barcelona, Spain.
Geography, Ecology and Biology Fieldwork Courses in Barcelona, Spain.
This site includes a wide range of geography revision and case study resources as well as maps and data to aid field studies coursework completion.
Field study sites include the limestone landscapes of the Garraf and Montserrat Natural Parks, the wetlands of the Ebro Delta, the alpine landscape of Montseny, the volcanic scenery of Garrotxa Volcanic Park, the glacial topography of the Vall de Nuria and the Banyoles karstic lake system.
geographyfieldwork.com   (266 words)

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