About Montenegro    


By its geographic location, Montenegro belongs to Central Mediterranean, or South-East Europe.

Area: 13,812 square kilometres
Population: 673,094, inhabitants: below 700,000 
Length of borders: 614 km 
Border countries: Albania 172 km, Bosnia and Herzegovina 225 km, Croatia 25 km, Kosovo 79 km, Serbia 124 km

Capital city: Podgorica (173.100 inhabitants)- administrative and economic centre 
Old royal capital: Cetinje – historic and cultural centre 
President: Filip Vujanovic
Prime Minister: Igor Luksic
Independence/National Statehood Day: 21 May
Religions: Orthodox 74.2%, Muslim 17.7%, Catholic 3.5%, other 0.6%, unspecified 3%, atheist 1% (2003 census)

Length of sea coast: 293 km 
Length of beaches: 52 km 
Highest mountain peak: Bobotov kuk (Durmitor) – 2,523 m 
Largest lake: Lake Skadar - 391 square kilometres 
Deepest canyon: Tara Canyon - 1,300 m 
Largest Bay: Boka Kotor Bay 

Electric current: 220V/50Hz 
Unit of measure: metric

Natural resources: bauxite, hydroelectricity

Time zone: GMT+1 
Climate: Mediterranean 
Average air temperature: in summer 27.4 C 
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 C 
Average number of sunny days a year: 240 
Swimming season: 180 days 
Sea colour: deep blue 
Sea visibility: from 38 to 56 m 

Universities: University of Montenegro (public); University "Mediterranean" and UDG (private)