According to source , among others, a new capital is being built at Little Bay.
The latest version of the FIPS standard is called "Geopolitical Entities and Codes", published in 2010-04. For Montserrat, this document
still shows three parishes, but they all have the same code:
MH01. This doesn't make sense, and it's not mentioned in the
appendix that describes changes made since 2008, so I think it's just a typo.
The Soufrière Hills volcano became active in 1995. The southern half of the island of Montserrat, including the capital Plymouth, was evacuated in stages. Plymouth was finally abandoned on 1996-04-03. It apparently remains the legal capital of Montserrat. Currently, Brades is the interim capital, the site of the government. The tourist office informs me that the parishes still exist, but Saint Peter is the only one currently inhabited. The report of the 2011 census (source ) shows the inhabited part of Saint Peter divided into 22 enumeration districts (census-defined), which are grouped into three "regions": Northern, Central, and South of Nantes River.
International standard ISO 3166-2 was published on December 15, 1998. It superseded ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard). For Montserrat, the draft standard showed three parishes with their codes. The final standard mentions that there are three parishes, but declines to specify names or codes. It says that these divisions are "not relevant".
At the beginning of the 20th century, Montserrat was one of five presidencies of the Leeward Islands, a British colony. On 1956-06-30, each presidency became a separate colony. From 1958-01-03 to 1962-05-24, Montserrat was the smallest member (in area) of the Federation of the West Indies.
named for a similarly-shaped mountain in northern Spain
Montserrat is divided into three parishes.
Montserrat includes the island of Montserrat and a neighboring islet, Little Redonda.
From sources  and . Source  disagrees with source  about the 1946 population.
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