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Flag of Montenegro Balkan Peninsula, with a coastline at the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.
Montenegro covers an area of 13,812 km², making it slightly smaller than half the size of Belgium, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Connecticut.
The country has a population of 622,000 people (in 2015). Largest city and capital is Podgorica, (pop.: 195,000), about 30% of the country's entire population live in Montenegro's capital. Spoken languages are Montenegrin, a Serbo-Croatian dialect, recognized regional languages are Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, and Croatian.
Republic of Montenegro | Crna Gora
Unlike other countries of the Balkan Peninsula, Montenegro was able to maintain its independence from the Ottoman Empire. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro became a theocratic state ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it was transformed into a secular principality and later it became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
Republika Crna Gora
short form: Crna Gora
int'l long form: Republic of Montenegro
int'l short form: Montenegro
ISO Country Code: me, mne
Local Time = UTC +1h (in summer +2h)
Actual Time: Thu-Apr-27 07:16
Country Calling Code: +382
Capital City: Podgorica, (pop.: 152 000)
Cetinje - Prijestonica (pop.: 20 000; former capital/seat of king/government)
Other Cities: Bar, Berane, Kotor, Niksic (second largest city), Pljevlja.
Constitution: Adopted 12 October 1992.
Independence: 3 June 2006 (Declared by parliament after referendum in favor of independence from state union of Serbia and Montenegro).
Location: Southeastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia.
Area: 13,800 km² (5,332 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Varied; from the southwestern Adriatic coast with narrow coastal plains to mountainous regions with thick forests.
Highest peak: Bobotov kuk (Mt. Durmitor) 2 522 m
Largest lake: Lake Skadar - 391 sq. km
Climate: Mediterranean along the coast, continental upcountry with hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters.
Population: 622,000 (2015 census)
Ethnic Groups: Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 31%, Bosniak 8 %, Albanian 5%, Muslim 5%, Croatian 1%, Roma .5% (2003 census).
Religions: Orthodox 74%, Muslim 18%, Roman Catholic 4% (2003 census).
Languages: Serbo-Croatian 95%, Albanian 5%
Natural resources: Bauxite, hydroelectricity.
Agriculture products: Grains, tobacco, potatoes, citrus fruits, olives, grapes; sheepherding; commercial fishing negligible.
Industries: Steelmaking, agricultural processing, consumer goods, tourism.
Exports - partners: Croatia 22.7%, Serbia 22.7%, Slovenia 7.8% (2012 est.)
Imports - partners: Serbia 29.3%, Greece 8.7%, China 7.1% (2012 est.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Official Sites of MontenegroVlada Republike Crne Gore
Republic of Montenegro.
President of the Republic of Montenegro
Official website of president Filip Vujanovi´c.
Skupstina Republike Crne Gore
The Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro (in Serbo-Croatian).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Montenegro
Official website of the ministry.
Diplomatic and Trade Missions
Address list of Montenegro's missions abroad and foreign missions to Montenegro.
Political Map of Montenegro
Political Map of Montenegro.
Map of Montenegro
Map Serbia and Montenegro
Political Map of Serbia and Montenegro.
Google Earth Montenegro
Searchable map and satellite view of Montenegro.
Google Earth Podgorica
Searchable map and satellite view of Montenegro's capital.
Map of the Mediterranean
Political Map of the Mediterranean.
Map of the Balkan Peninsula
Political Map of the Balkans.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
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NewsNews from Montenegro.
MINA - MNNews
Montenegrin news service.
Montenegrin daily newspapers online
Montenegro-based daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).
Daily news (in Serbo-Croatian).
Daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).
Montenegro's independent daily newspaper with the highest circulation (in Serbo-Croatian).
RTCG (Radio Televizija Crne Gore)
Montenegrin public radio and television.
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Arts & Culture
Contemporary art centre of Montenegro
Montenegrin institution for contemporary art.
Grad Teatar Budva
Official website of Grand Theater Budva.
Montenegrin National Theater
Official website with information about the theater.
International festival for film and music, city of Herceg Novi.
Business & Economy
Central Bank of Montenegro
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montenegro
Official website of the institution.
Montenegro Business Alliance
Montenegro Airlines maintains regular flight operations to Zurich, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris, Ljubljana, Skoplje, Budapest and Vienna.
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Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Montenegro - Travel and Tour Guides
Discover Montenegro: Ada Bojana, Biogradska gora, Budva, Cetinje, Kotor, Lake Skadar, National Park Durmitor, Ostrog Monastery, Sveti Stefan and Tara Canyon, Montenegro coast.
Find information about accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, tours and much more.
National tourism organisation of Montenegro official web site for tourism.
Visit Montenegro Top Five
Most famous destinations of Montenegro.
Information about Montenegro's four National Parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora, Lovcen and Skadarsko jezero.
Montenegro tourism website.
The site that encompasses subjects related to Montenegro.
Destination guide and photogallery.
Official website of Montenegro's capital city.
The city of Cetinje, Montenegro's historical and cultural center.
Commercial Budva portal site.
Official website of the city of Herceg-Novi.
Tourist Board of Kotor.
The town of Niksic.
Tourist Organization of Tivat.
The Queen of Montenegro
4 star hotel situated in a nice park overlooking the famous Becici beach near Budva.
Tourist company from Montenegro with information about Budva and its resorts.
University of Montenegro
The University comprises 14 faculties and one college in various cities: Podgorica, Niksic, Cetinje, Kotor and Herceg Novi.
Environment & Nature
Links to Montenegrin governmental organizations and NGO's with activities in key issues in environmental politics like Climate Protection, Energy Politics, Globalization, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development.
Montenegro wants to become the first ecological state in the world.
Ecological portal of Montenegro
Eco portal site provides information about Montenegro's ecology.
Montenegro - Ecological State
Provides information about "Montenegro - Towards the First Ecological State".
State Archives of Montenegro
Official website of the archive with information about the activities of SAOM.
Article about Montenegro's history.
SearchOpen Directory Project: Montenegro
Sources and additional Information on MontenegroBBC Country Profile: Montenegro
The World Factbook: Montenegro
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