Montenegro is a small country with an area of 13812 km² and a population of 680000 inhabitants, located in the southern Balkans, along the Adriatic coast. The terrain is mostly mountainous, except for a small area with plains around the capital Podgorica. Montenegro ("black mountain" in Venetian) has been settled since prehistoric times. In the middle ages, at the peak of its power, it was the centre of a kingdom ruling Montenegro and parts of Bosnia Herzegovina. Later it was annexed by foreign powers, and finally gaining independence in 2006. Montenegro receives a sizable number of tourists due to its idyllic sea coast along the Adriatic, where many picturesque historic cities are located. Montenegro has adopted the Euro as currency. Its economy is relatively developed and the pricing level is moderate to high.
How to get to Montenegro
There is a train connection to Belgrade and the main airport is in Podgorica. Otherwise Montenegro is well connected to the European motorway network.
Accommodation options include hotels and pensions, all bookable via the international booking portals.
Podgorica photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Podgorica
Herceg Novi photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Herceg Novi
Kotor photo gallery  - 36 pictures of Kotor
24 photos of Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro
18 photos of Herceg Novi, a city in Montenegro at the entrance at the Kotor bay
36 photos of Kotor, a small medieval harbour town in a narrow bay in Montenegro
Coastline photo gallery  - 30 pictures of Coastline
30 photos of the beautiful coastline of Montenegro, with bays, beaches and historic cities
Pluzine photo gallery  - 3 pictures of Pluzine
3 photos of Plužine, a small town of 1300 inhabitants in northwestern Montenegro
Gallery with all images
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