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Budva Old Town on the Budva Riviera and Nicola island seen from Mogren beach.
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Destination Montenegro, a small mountainous country located in Southeastern Europe on the 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


Country Profile



Background:
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.

 

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, mne

Time:
Local Time = UTC +1h (in summer +2h)
Actual Time: Sat-Mar-25  14:39

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.

Government:
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).

Geography:
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.

People:
Nationality: Montenegrin(s)
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%
Literacy:

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 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.


Maps


 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.

Continent:
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.



Podgorica capital city of Montenegro, seen from the top of Atlas Capital Center.

Image: Nije bitno... (It does not matter...)
 

News

News from Montenegro.

News agency
MINA - MNNews
Montenegrin news service.

Montenegrin daily newspapers online
Dan
Montenegro-based daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).

Dnevne Novine
Daily news (in Serbo-Croatian).

Republika
Daily newspaper (in Serbo-Croatian).

Vijesti
Montenegro's independent daily newspaper with the highest circulation (in Serbo-Croatian).

Radio/TV
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.

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


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

 
 
luxury yacht marina, Porto Montenegro Marina
Porto Montenegro Marina, a luxury yacht marina in a natural bay (Bay of Kotor) at Tivat.
Image: Daniel Nyul

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.

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

National Parks
Information about Montenegro's four National Parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora, Lovcen and Skadarsko jezero.

Destination-Montenegro
Montenegro tourism website.
Montenet
The site that encompasses subjects related to Montenegro. 
Photo Montenegro
Destination guide and photogallery.

Cities
Podgorica
Official website of Montenegro's capital city.
Cetinje
The city of Cetinje, Montenegro's historical and cultural center.
Budva Online
Commercial Budva portal site.
Herceg-Novi
Official website of the city of Herceg-Novi.
Kotor
Tourist Board of Kotor.
Niksic
The town of Niksic.
Tivat
Tourist Organization of Tivat.

Hotel
The Queen of Montenegro
4 star hotel situated in a nice park overlooking the famous Becici beach near Budva.
 
Tour Operator
Budvanska rivijera
Tourist company from Montenegro with information about Budva and its resorts.

 

Education


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".

 
 

History


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

Montenegro History
Article about Montenegro's history.
 
 

Search

Open Directory Project: Montenegro


Sources and additional Information on Montenegro

BBC Country Profile: Montenegro

GlobalEDGE: Montenegro

OEC: Montenegro

Wikipedia: Montenegro

The World Factbook: Montenegro
 
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