National Symbols of Montserrat

Last updated on March 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Montserrat is a country in North America. The official name of Montserrat is the Crown Colony of Montserrat. The people of Montserrat are called Montserratians. The country is situated in the Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico.

Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Montserrat has also been influenced. The etymology of Montserrat can be defined as; “Montserrat” which means “serrated mountain” in Catalan.

An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Montserrat include African/black, mixed  Hispanic/Spanish (of any race, including white), non-Hispanic Caucasian/white, and East Indian/Indian.

FlyMontserrat is the national airline of Montserrat. The national color of the country is blue. The emoji flag of the country is 🇲🇸, and the ISO code is MS.

Montserrat is known for its volcanic landscape. The national dish of Montserrat is Goat water. Punch Rum, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instruments of Montserrat are Ukulele and Shak-shak.

The country has the time zone UTC-4:00 (AST) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.

Montserrat is divided into 3 parishes. Brades is Montserrat’s largest city, while Plymouth (de jure) serves as the capital.

The literacy rate in Montserrat is 97%.

The country’s total area is 102 km² (39 sq mi), and the total population is 4,992. The country’s average elevation is 458 m (1,499 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Volcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowlands. The country’s usual climate is tropical; with little daily or seasonal temperature variation.

The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Montserrat has 40 km of coastline.

The East Caribbean dollar serves as the national unit of currency, and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Montserrat is .ms and the country code is +1-664. The arms consist of a shield featuring a lady in green representing Erin, the female personification of Ireland is the country’s coat of arms.

Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Museum of Montserrat serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Museum of Montserrat is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.

The national dress of Montserrat is the Madras, and 18 March is designated as National Day. In Montserrat, the majority of the population practices Protestantism (includes Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Church of God), and Roman Catholicism as their religion.

Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Montserrat has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. The Montserrat oriole is the national bird and animal of Montserrat. The national flower is the Red Heliconia, whereas Banana is the country’s national fruit. The national tree of Montserrat is the Lobster-claws, and the highest peak is Soufriere Hills Volcano.

Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Montserrat and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Cricket is considered the country’s national sport.

Father Ignacio Duarte Quirós is the founder of Montserrat. The country’s national anthem was written by Howard Fergus, and composed by George Irish.

The country’s national hero is Queen Elizabeth II.

Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Montserrat is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM or CC). Montserrat collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.

The tourism slogan of the country is “STILL home, still nice” whereas, “A people of excellence, momoldedy nature, nurtured by God” is the official motto of the country.

Joseph Easton Taylor-Farrell (Premier) is the current Prime minister of Montserrat, and Andrew Pierce (Governor) is the President.

Montserrat has declared English as the country’s official language.

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Country information

Former name(s) Santa María de Montserrate
Official name(s) Crown Colony of Montserrat
Alternative name(s) Montsarat
Regional location Caribbean, an island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
Country name etymology "Montserrat" which means "serrated mountain" in Catalan
Climate Tropical; with little daily or seasonal temperature variation
Terrain Volcanic island, mostly mountainous, with small coastal lowlands
Population 4,992
Language(s) English
Religion Protestantism (includes Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Church of God), and Roman Catholicism
Country code +1-664
Literacy rate 97%
Currency East Caribbean dollar
Capital city Plymouth (de jure)
ISO MS
Domain(TLD) .ms
Ethnicity African/black, mixed  Hispanic/Spanish (of any race, including white), non-Hispanic Caucasian/white, and East Indian/Indian
Head of government Premier
Nationality Montserratian
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 102 km² (39 sq mi)
Timezone UTC-4:00 (AST)
Average elevation 458 m (1,499 ft)
Coastline 40 km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Montserrat

Flag map of Montserrat

Motto of Montserrat

"A people of excellence, moulded by nature, nurtured by God"

National animal of Montserrat

The National animal of Montserrat is Montserrat oriole

National Animal of Montserrat - Montserrat oriole

National flower of Montserrat

The National flower of Montserrat is Red Heliconia. Botanical name is Heliconia Rostrata.

National flower of Montserrat - Red Heliconia

National bird of Montserrat

The National bird of Montserrat is Montserrat Oriole

National bird of Montserrat - Montserrat Oriole

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