The mountainous Montenegro is a small country on the Balkan Peninsula, on the Adriatic Sea. A now popular charter destination that attracts with magnificent nature, medieval towns, genuine fishing villages and the mountains that rise above the coast with its turquoise shimmering water.
|Religion:||Christian orthodoxy, Islam, Catholicism|
|Population:||653 500 (2013)|
|Population density:||48 residents per km²|
1 euro = 9.76 kr
|GDP per capita:||$ 10,300 (2010)|
|Time difference:||+0 hours|
|Electricity:||220 V AC, 50Hz|
|National Day:||July 13|
|Country area code:||382|
|2-Letter country abbreviation:||ME (See more abbreviations on Abbreviationfinder)|
|Climate:||temperate; cold winters and hot summers|
Montenegro attracted tourists as early as the 1960s, but the war in Yugoslavia, where Montenegro was a republic, caused tourism to cease completely. Nowadays, tourists have returned, and it is once again a hot tourist destination.
Montenegro is dominated by a large mountain landscape, and there are only plains along the Adriatic coast and in the southeastern parts. The country has five nature reserves, and both Durmitor National Park and the city of Kotor and its historic surroundings are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The 2006 James Bond film “Casino Royale” was partly shot in Montenegro.
The following objects in Montenegro are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The year in which the item was added to the list is indicated in parentheses.
- The city of Kotor and its historical surroundings (1979)
- Durmitor National Park (1980)
Electricity and electrical outlets in Montenegro
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Type of plug: C, F
Need an adapter: No, you do not need an adapter.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Weather in Podgorica
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According to Countryaah, Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro, Cetinje was before. Podgorica was called Titograd from 1946-1992 to honor President Tito. Before 1946 it was called Podgorica. That name was taken back in 1992 after a referendum. The city was added during Roman times and was called Birziminum.
In the Middle Ages, it was taken by slaves who called the city Ribnica. The name Podgorica was first used in 1326. Podgorica was ruled by the Ottoman Empire in 1474-1878, when the Montenegrins liberated it. It formally went to Montenegro at the Berlin Peace. During the two world wars, Podgorica was bombed no less than 72 times and was more or less leveled.
The city is home to the Parliament, the University of Podgorica and the Montenegrin Academy. Podgorica, located in the southeastern part of Montenegro about 40 km from the Adriatic Sea, has a subtropical climate and is among the hottest cities in Europe in summer.