Brades Estate or Brades, town (2005 est. pop. 1,000), interim capital of the British dependency of Montserrat, in the N part of the island. The original capital, Plymouth, was ravaged by volcanic eruptions that began in 1995; by 1997 the city was destroyed and abandoned. A group of government buildings were built at Brades Estate, and it now serves as Montserrat's administrative center. A permanent capital is being built to the north at Little Bay.
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