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Montenegro Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting


Montenegro travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Montenegro.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Montenegro | Crna Gora

First of all, where is Montenegro? Montenegro is a small country in southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula along the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Croatia to the west, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to its east, and Albania to its southeast.

Montenegro, literally “Black Mountain,” has a history that coincides with that of Serbia going back many centuries. In the late 1900s, it became a part of Yugoslavia, followed by a short existence as a joint country with Serbia; it peacefully disbanded, and today we have two separate countries.

Podgorica is the capital and largest city; Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital. Podgorica is a favorite destination amongst travelers to the country, with its handy air connections to other European cities. However, the seaside towns (such as Kotor) and the mountain region also give the capital a run for its money with their insane natural beauty.

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Montenegro Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Montenegro – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Podgorica (& largest city)

Population: 680,000 (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Montenegrin & Various Minority

President: Milo Đukanović

Prime Minister: Duško Marković

Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)

Area: 13,812 km2 (5,333 mi2)

Dialing Code: +382

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Montenegrin (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Crna Gora (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 112

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 14/18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

ISO Country Code: ME

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