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A virtual guide to the former southern part of Serbia and Montenegro. Get an overview of Montenegrin art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and its government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, this page offers maps, statistics, weather information, and links to sources that provide you with information about this Mediterranean nation, e.g.: official web sites of Montenegro, addresses of Montenegrin and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, local news, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more.


Republic of Montenegro | Crna Gora

Country Profile

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Flag of Montenegro

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.

border countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia

where in Europe is Montenegro

Official Name:
Republika Crna Gora
short form: Crna Gora
int'l long form: Republic of Montenegro
int'l short form: Montenegro

ISO Country Code: ME

Local Time = UTC +1h (in summer +2h)
Actual Time: Thu-Mar-5  15:32

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.

Type: Republic.
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 kmĀ² (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.

Nationality: Montenegrin(s)
Population: 620,000 (2011 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: Switzerland 83.9%, Italy 6.1%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.3% (2003)

Imports partners: Greece 10.2%, Italy 10.2%, Germany 9.6%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.2% (2003)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Source: Republic of Montenegro and others.

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Official Sites of Montenegro

Vlada 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 Missions
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
Montenegro map.
Map Serbia and Montenegro
Political Map of Serbia and Montenegro.
Google Earth Google Earth Montenegro
Searchable map and satellite view of Montenegro.
Google Earth Google Earth Podgorica
Searchable map and satellite view of Montenegro's capital.

Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
...more maps



National news from Montenegro.
News agency
Montenegrin news service.

Montenegrin daily newspapers online
Montenegro-based daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).
Oldest daily newspaper in Montenegro (in Serbo-Croatian).
Daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).
Montenegro's independent daily newspaper with the highest circulation (in Serbo-Croatian).

MONET news
Montenegrin portal site provides also some news in English.

RTV CG (Radio Televizija Crne Gore)
Montenegrin State Radio and Television


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.

Herceg Fest
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
Montenegro Airlines maintains regular flight operations to Zurich, Frankfurt, Rome, Paris, Ljubljana, Skoplje, Budapest and Vienna.


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.
Find information about accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, tours and much more.

Visit Montenegro
National tourism organisation of Montenegro official web site for tourism.
Visit Montenegro Top Ten
Most famous destinations of Montenegro.

National Parks
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. 
Montenegro Beauty
Destination guide and photogallery.
Visit Montenegro
Tourism web site and travel guide to Montenegro.

Photo Montenegro
Images of Montenegro.

Official website of Montenegro's capital city.
The city of Cetinje, Montenegro's historical and cultural center.
Budva Online
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.

More Hotels
Hotels in Montenegro
Find a Hotel in Montenegro.
Tour Operator
Budvanska rivijera
Tourist company from Montenegro with information about Budva and its resorts.

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


University of Montenegro
The University comprises 14 faculties and one college in various cities: Podgorica, Niksic, Cetinje, Kotor and Herceg Novi.


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".

National Parks of Montenegro
Official website of Montenegro's four National Parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora, Lovcen and Skadarsko jezero.



State Archives of Montenegro
Official website of the archive with information about the activities of SAOM.

Montenegro History
Article about Montenegro's history.

Directory of Montenegrin sites.

Additional Information on Montenegro

BBC News Country Profile: Montenegro
Open Directory Project: Montenegro
Wikipedia: Montenegro
The World Factbook -- Montenegro

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