If you want to know more about Montenegro, the first ecological state in the world, unique in many ways, welcome to our vebsite. Montenegro is located in the central Mediterranean, the south-western part of the Balkan Peninsula. Montenegro is a southern European and Mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states, adjacent to the southern Adriatic Sea.
General information about Montenegro
Montenegro covers an area of 13.812 square kilometers, and with a population of 625.000 inhabitants, is one of the smallest European countries. Montenegro got its name ("black mountain") in the 15th century, from the dark, mountain forests that covered the land in the past.
With 293 kilometres coast line, and 117 beaches, which are 52 km long, Montenegro is recognized like an excellent tourist destination many decades ago. Average number of sunny days during the year in Montenegro is 240, and swimming season takes 180 days. The water temperature goes up to a whopping 28-29 degrees Celsius in July and August. The Mediterranean climate, dark blue sea water, good accommodation facilities, well connected with almost all major European cities are just some of the reasons why Montenegro is called the pearl of the Mediterranean. Not just an excellent place for holidays, Montenegro has many other remarkable characteristics: history, culture, tradition, natural beauty that has hardly any other country in the world. Simply, Montenegro is an inevitable destination, for all tourist who want to enjoy the charms of the five national parks, or in the beauty of more than a hundred sandy beaches.
Montenegro is a parliamentary republic, which became an independent, internationally recognized state in May 2006, when the citizens of Montenegro voted in a referendum decided to come out of the state union with Serbia. Montenegro are currently negotiating with the EU for full membership in the EU, and also applied for NATO membership. Although not a member of EU, Montenegro is in the Eurozone, and the Euro is the only currency in Montenegro.
Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, and the largest city, with a population of 186,000 citizens, which accounts for almost a third of the total population. Podgorica is also the administrative center of Montenegro, and all the major institutions of the system are located in Podgorica.
Official language in Montenegro is Montenegrin, which is the same language as Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian. Religion in Montenegro is mainly Orthodox, over70 percent. Montenegro is not yet an EU member, but it is a member of the euro zone, so that the euro is the only currency for payment in Montenegro.
Geographically, Montenegro can be divided into three parts, coastal region, central, and northern (mountainous) region. Coastal region stretching from the border with Croatia, in the southwest, to the border with Albania to the southeast. Cities in coastal region are; Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Petrovac, Bar and Ulcinj. Cities; Cetinje, Podgorica, Danilovgrad and Niksic belong to central region.
Northern or mountainous region is the bigest, with the following cities; Bijelo Polje, Berane, Pljevlja, Kolasin, Mojkovac, Andrijevica, Rozaje, Plav, Pluzine, Savnik and Zabljak. Northern region is bordering with Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.