Montserrat Terrain : volcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowland.
Resources : NEGL.
Natural Hazards : severe hurricanes (June to November); volcanic eruptions (Soufriere Hills volcano has erupted continuously since 1995).
Population : 9,538 note: an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2007 est.).