Geography: Plymouth - capital de jure, Brades - capital de facto.
Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom located in the Leeward Island chain of the Lesser Antilles, West Indies. Constructed on historical lava deposits near the then-inactive Soufriere Hills volcano, the town was evacuated when the volcano resumed erupting in 1995. Plymouth was abandoned permanently in 1997 after it was burnt and mostly buried by a series of pyroclastic flows and lahars. For centuries it had been the only port of entry to the island.
Plymouth is still the de jure capital of Montserrat, making it the only ghost town which is the capital of a political territory.
Date of foundation:
Population: 4000 inhabitants before evacuation as a result of volcanic eruption