Montenegro

Crna Gora

Црна Гора

 

Tara River Canyon   -   Njegos Mausoleum  -  Punjene Paprike   -   Ostrog Monastery   -   Kotor   -   Podgorica   -   Mamula Island   -   Pihtije Aspic   -   Lake Skadar

CAPITAL

Podgorica

42°26′28.63″N19°15′46.41″E

LANGUAGE

Official and national languages:

Montenegrin

Serbian 

Bosnian

Albanian

Croatian 

POPULATION

April 2018 - 628,050

AREA

13,812 km2

CURRENCY

Euro

World Heritage Sites

4

Montenegro means "Black Mountain" and is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. The largest city Podgorica is also its capital, while Cetinje is seen as the Old Royal Capital.

To the southwest Montenegro touches the Adriatic Sea with a narrow strip and is bordered by Croatia to the west. Bosnia and Herzegovina lies to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east and Albania borders to the southeast.

Despite its size, Montenegro can boast an incredible variety of landscapes that make it interesting not only for beach lovers, but also for active vacationers, culture lovers and adventurers.

Europe's deepest gorge is in Montenegro's southeast where bears and wolves roam the depths of the country's pristine virgin forests. The Biogradska Gora National Park is located in the central part of the Bjelolasica massif with 6 lakes and the Lovćen National Park covers the central and highest part of the Lovćen Mountains with a total area of 62.2 square kilometers.

The historic city of Budva is the most visited holiday destination in Montenegro and its located  90 km south of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast. The southernmost city of Ulcinj dates back to the time of the Illyrians and also offers a rich history.

Kotor is a medieval town on the coast of Montenegro in Kotor Bay. The beautiful bay and the narrow streets are a huge tourist attraction. The city is surrounded by the beautiful fortress, which was built during the Venetian period. Because of its rich cultural history, Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.