Montenegro is certainly one of the most interesting places in the world. Even though it covers solely around 14.000 km2 and it only has about 670.000 citizens, its contribution to the world cultural heritage is impressive comparing its size. During centuries of its rich history Montenegro has survived and remained one of the brightest models for the fight for freedom, for its own existence, and a place of which people always spoke with respect. Christian, Muslim, Illyrian, Byzantine, Turkish, and Slav civilizations merged here making Montenegro forever a crossroad of culture and history.
Montenegro is a south European and a Mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states and faces the south part of the Adriatic Sea. About 500km from Rome, 1.500 km from Paris, and Berlin, and about 2.000km west from Moscow, Montenegro lies on the Balkan Peninsula in the very heart of Europe.
Where is Montenegro?
The most southern point is located in the mouth of river Bojana in the Adriatic Sea, and the most northern point is found deep in the continental part not far from the junction of the three borders between Bosnia, Serbia, and Montenegro. Even though the distance between these two points is only 190 km, between the Mediterranean climate of the south and the cruel mountain peaks of north it as if there is an entire world. Because of this reason Montenegro is called a land of 6 continents. Geographic and climate diversity and its geographic position make Montenegro a destination which will offer you a morning bath in the waters of the Mediterranean and afternoon skiing like the one in the Alps.
Montenegro – Basic Information
Total Area – 13.812 sq m
Population – 650.000
Coastline – 294 km
Total lenghts of 117 beaches: 73 km
Highest mountain peaks – 2.536 m (Prokletije, Zla Kolata) and 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk)
Largest lake: Skadar Lake
Montenegro is an independent country since May 2006, with a republican form of government Capital: Podgorica,
Old Royal Capital: Cetinje
Currency – EURO