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Brades, Montserrat

Brades
Brades Estate
City

Location of Brades within Montserrat

Coordinates: 16°47′34″N 62°12′38″W / 16.79278°N 62.21056°W / 16.79278; -62.21056Coordinates: 16°47′34″N 62°12′38″W / 16.79278°N 62.21056°W / 16.79278; -62.21056

Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overseas territory Montserrat Montserrat
Population
 • Total approx. 1,000
Time zone Atlantic (UTC-4)

Brades (also Brades Estate; approximate population 1,000) is a village and the de facto capital of the Caribbean island of Montserrat since 1998.[1]

Overview

Brades is located in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat. The official capital of Plymouth in the south of the island has been abandoned since 1997 after it was buried by the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano. Interim government buildings have since been built at Brades.

History

Proposed renaming

Several names have been suggested for the new capital now being constructed in the Little Bay area. These include Port Diana, in memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales,[2] and St Patrick's, to commemorate the March 17th Uprising and to attract Irish-American tourists.

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