Introduction

Montenegro is one of the Balkan countries that were together in Yugoslavia, and that adds fine facets to the country, where the culture has been influenced by Serbs, Croats and others over the years. This has resulted in interesting cities located in the mountainous and beautiful country with all its natural beauty.

The capital of Podgorica is beautifully located in the Montrinean countryside on the site where the Ribnica and Morača rivers flow together; just Ribnica's outlet is one of the city's scenic and pleasant sights. Podgorica is also located at the foot of the Gorica ridge, which is exactly what the capital's name means.

The city of Cetinje is one of Montenegro's most interesting historical sites. The story started with the founding of the city in the 1400s, and since then the city has been the country's capital, among other things. It is one of the country's interesting provincial cities, while Budva and Kotor are others. All the cities have nice sights.

Montenegro's nature is known for the country's mountains and the areas along the Adriatic Sea. Budva is here as a true gem and as the center for the many tourists who flock to the country's lovely beaches. Not far from here you can visit the island of St. Stefan and the town of Kotor, which has given its name to the Bay of Kotor, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Biggest cities
  • Podgorica: 186,000
  • Nikšić: 57,000
  • Bar: 40,000
  • Pljevlja: 20,000
  • Herceg Novi: 20,000
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year
  • January 7: Orthodox Christmas
  • Date varies: Easter
  • May 1: May 1 celebrations
  • May 21-22: Independence Day
  • July 13-14: State Day
  • December 24: Christmas Eve
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Boxing Day
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Podgorica, Montenegro

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Practical info
  • Official Name: Montenegro / Црна Гора
  • Capital: Podgorica / Подгорица
  • National anthem: Oh, svijetla majska zoro / Ој, свијетла мајска зоро
  • Language: Montenegrin
  • Population: 625,266 (2011)
  • Primary Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Drives in: Right side
  • Domain: .me
  • Phone code: +382
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC + 1)
  • Power and plugs: 230 V / 60 Hz, plug type C, F
Geography
  • Area: 13,812 km² / 5,333 sq mi
  • Highest point: Zla Kolata, Кла Колата, 2,534 m / 8,314 feet
  • Longest river: Tara / Тара, 144 km / 89 mi
  • Largest lake: Skadarsko jezero / Скадарско језеро, 370-530 km² / 143-205 sq mi
  • Largest island: Ostrvo Sveti Nikola / Острво Свети Никола, 0.4 km² / 0.15 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. South: Albania. East: Serbia, Kosovo. West: Croatia, Adriatic Sea.
Celebrities
  • Danilo I: Prince, 1826-1860
  • Nicholas I: King, 1841-1921
  • Anto Gvozdenović: General and diplomat, 1853-1935
  • Dejan Savićević: Football Player, 1966-
  • Predrag Brobnjak: Basketball Player, 1975-
  • Bojana Popović: Handball Player, 1979-