General Information - Facts at a Glance


The official name:

Montenegro

Flag:

 Montenegro Flag

Political status:

Republic

Location:

On the Adriatic Coast, in South-East Europe

Neighbouring countries:

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Italy

Size:

13,812 km²

Length of borders:

614 km

Population:

620.145 (according to the 2003 census)
Montenegrins - 43,16 %
Serbs - 31,99 %
Bosniaks - 7,77 %
Albanians - 5,03 %
Muslims - 3,97 %
Croats - 1,10 %
Others - 6,98 %

Capital:

Podgorica (approx. 170.000 inhabitants; administrative and economic centre)

Historical capital:

Cetinje (18.500 inhabitants, historical and cultural centre)

Other major cities:

Niksic (75.000), Bijelo Polje (50.000), Bar (40.000), Berane (35.000), Pljevlja (35.000), Herceg Novi (33.000)

Religion:

Most of the population is Christian Orthodox, with a significant Muslim minority and a notable Roman Catholic presence in some parts of the country.

Language:

Montenegrin is the official language. Both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabet are in use. Albanian is spoken in some communities that have a majority Albanian population.

Foreign languages:

English, German, Russian, French and Italian are the most common foreign languages spoken at the tourist resorts.

Length of the coast:

293 km

Length of beaches:

73 km

The highest peak:

Bobotov kuk (2.523 m) - Mt Durmitor

The largest lake:

Lake Skadar - 391 km²

The deepest canyon:

The Tara Canyon - 1.300 m

The largest bay:

Boka Kotorska

National parks:

Durmitor (39.000 ha)
Lake Skadar (40.000 ha)
Lovcen (6.400 ha)
Biogradska Gora (5.400 ha)

UNESCO heritage sites:

Durmitor National Park, Natural and Cultural - Historical Region of Kotor

Currency:

Euro (€)

Time:

Central European Time GMT+1

International
telephone
code:

+ 382

Internet country code:

.me

Electricity:

220 volts AC. Sockets are round two-pin.