Montenegro is a European country located in the south-eastern part of the continent. It is bounded by the Adriatic Sea coastline and further bordered by Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and last but not least, Croatia. In the local language, the name stands Crna Gora which means “Black Mountain”.
Montenegro covers an area of almost 14 000 square kilometres and has a population of around 620 thousand people. The official language is Montenegrin, although Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian are being widely spoken as well. Serbians also create a huge ethnic group within the population.
The capital city of Montenegro is Podgorica, not only the largest but also the economic and administrative centre of the country. Also, approximately one third of the population is situated there.
Montenegro ranks on the upper end of middle-income countries, being member of the UN and WTO and a candidate for future joining both the European Union and NATO.
Being one of the oldest states in Europe, Montenegro has a long and lively history. Located on the imaginary border between East and West and despite the small territory, history of Montenegro is a book full of stories.
From the Roman Empire, through arrival of Christianity, to becoming a Kingdom and one of the first independent countries in Balkan region, history breathes through every path and stone.
Thanks to a perfect combination of wonderfully shaped coast and marvellous rugged mountains especially in the north, tourism plays an important role in the economy of Montenegro. Even despite the fact, that the Yugoslav wars made some black sport on the beautiful face of this country.
The coast of Adriatic Sea is a long stretch (almost 300 kilometres) of picturesque beaches and ancient little town, both together creating a charming atmosphere of Balkan. Most of all, the hospitality of locals and their warm welcome with great cuisine will wrap up every travel experience.