Republic of Montenegro is located in the southeast of the European Continent, with a population of 657,394, making it the
167th largest national population. Its administrative capital and largest city is Podgorica with a total population of 150,977 and
its capital city is Cetinje. The country encompasses 14,026 square kilometers making it the 159th largest country in total area.
It shares boundaries with Serbia, Albania, The Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
President Filip Vujanovic is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through direct vote and holds that
position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Igor Luksic is recognized as the Head of Government
and achieves that status through proposal by the president and acceptance by the Assembly and holds that position for five
years. Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of October 1992.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Serbian, (Ijekavian dialect), Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian. It counts
among its major religions Orthodox, Muslim and Roman Catholic. As sources of mass communication it has 31 Radio stations
and 13 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Bobotov Kuk, its highest point at 2,525 meters and Adriatic Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterway is the Adriatic Sea, which measures 293.5 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are steelmaking, agricultural processing,
consumer goods and tourism. Its official currency is the Euro.
Here’s something you may not know about Montenegro. Montenegro translates into Black Mountain. To figure that out Monte
means Mountain and Negro means Black and that makes Black Mountain and is a reference to the dark forests that once
covered the slopes of the Dinaric Alps as seen from the coast.
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Updated 25 July 2012
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
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northernmost point of
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easternmost point on
the border with Serbia
westernmost point on
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