Plymouth, Montserrat

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Coordinates: 16°42′23″N 62°12′57″W / 16.706417°N 62.215839°W / 16.706417; -62.215839

Plymouth
Ghost toun
Plymouth wis abandoned in 1997 due tae volcanic eruptions.
Plymouth wis abandoned in 1997 due tae volcanic eruptions.
Location o Plymouth within Montserrat
Location o Plymouth within Montserrat
KintraUnitit Kinrick
Owerseas territoryMontserrat
Population
 (2016)
 • Tot0 (4,000 indwallers afore evacuation as a result o volcanic eruption)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic)

Plymouth wis the caipital o the island o Montserrat, an owerseas territory o the Unitit Kinrick locatit in the Leeward Island chain o the Lesser Antilles, Wast Indies. Constructit on historical lava deposits near the (then inactive) Soufriere Hills volcano, the toun wis evacuatit when the volcano resumed eruptin in 1995, an wis abandoned permanently in 1997 efter it wis burnt an maistly buried bi a series o pyroclastic flows an lahars. For centuries it haed been the anly port o entry tae the island.