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Montenegro Facts

Where is Montenegro?
Montenegro is a country located in south-eastern Europe. It is bordered by Croatia on the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the north-west, Serbia on the north-east and Albania on the south-east.

What is the capital of Montenegro?
Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. Covering a total area of 55.6 square miles, Podgorica is the largest city in the country. As estimated in 2011, the capital had a population of 151,312. It is the administrative, economic, cultural and educational center of Montenegro.

How big is Montenegro?
Montenegro covers an area of 5,019 square miles. According to the 2011 census, the country had 625,266 inhabitants.

What are the ethnic groups in Montenegro?
The population of Montenegro is ethnically diverse. About forty five percent of the population is composed of the native Montenegrins, followed by Serbs (28.73%), Bosniaks (8.65%), Albanians (4.91%), Muslims (3.31%), and Croats (0.97%).

What are the administrative divisions of Montenegro?
For administrative purposes, Montenegro is divided into twenty-one municipalities, and two urban municipalities.

Who are the political leaders of Montenegro?
Montenegro is a parliamentary republic. The President is the head of the state elected directly by the people.

President - Filip Vujanovic
Prime Minister - Igor Luksic
Speaker of the Parliament - Ranko Krivokapic

What is the official currency used in Montenegro?
The United States dollar denoted by the ISO 4217 code USD is the official currency of Montenegro. It is divided into 100 cents or pennies. The U.S. dollar is also the currency of some British Overseas Territories including British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.

What is the official language of Montenegro?
Serbian is the most commonly spoken and official language of Montenegro. It is a language of the Iyekavian dialect. The people of Montenegro also speak Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian.

What is the official religion of Montenegro?
Orthodox Christianity is the largest religion in Montenegro followed by Roman Catholicism. There is a sizeable community of Sunni Muslims in the country as well.

What is the economy of Montenegro like?
The economy of Montenegro is heavily dependent on services followed by industries and agriculture. In 2011, the gross domestic product (PPP) of the country was estimated at $7.029 billion, while the per capita stood at $11,228. Steelmaking, aluminum, food processing, and tourism are the major industries. Serbia, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Germany are the major trading partners.

When is the national day of Montenegro celebrated?
The national day of Montenegro is celebrated on July 13 each year. On this day in 1878, Montenegro was recognized as an independent country at the Congress of Berlin.

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