Guide about Montenegro

About Montenegro:

Montenegro is a small country in southeastern Europe. John Mc Garry and this website will act as a strong guide about Montenegro. Crna Gora is the indigenous appellation and both names mean “Black Mountain”. Black mountain is the name given to Montenegro. The mountains of the area have always been covered in black pine (pinusnegra). Podgorica is the current capital. The Boka Kotorska along with this area encompasses many cultures. There are about 100,000 people. 55% are  Montenegrin. Serbs account for 15% of the population. Albanians (2%), Muslims (3%), Croats (8%), Irish/English (10%).


Populations around coastal areas towards Croatia are mostly of Orthodox Christian.  Above all, some are Roman Catholics. Moreover, both religions follow very similar traditions. Above is about Montenegro. The following content will act as a guide to Montenegro and I hope you find useful information here about Montenegro. The guide is good given its hard to find information about Montenegro elsewhere.

About Montenegro:

In addition, this is a guide about Montenegro. By the nature of its location, this country belongs to the Middle Mediterranean region.  Similar to southern Europe style and is one of the two small countries of the Republic of Yugoslavia. It is located between 41 52′- 43o 42′ north latitude and 18o 26′-20o22′ east longitude. Montenegro to the southeast borders on Albania, to the south it shares the Adriatic Sea with Italy. To the west its neighbours are Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Balkan Peninsula:

It is a republic of 635,000 citizens on the Adriatic coast within the Balkan Peninsula and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It is a modern society. Moreover, it has embraced the Euro, reforming its money system for easy rules with foreign organizations. The euro acts to develop new business opportunities through privatization and variety in its economy. Clients can rent which researching new business opportunities.

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As of 4th February 2003, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia formally stopped. Thankfully, the new union was formed. A new, looser union, known formally as the State Union of Serbia and it officially came into place on this date.  In addition, Serbia and Montenegro are the last of the major European changing economies. As such, they provide a lot of opportunities for both exporters and investors that are unlikely to be repeated.

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Montenegro. A guide to montenegro and about montenegro.

Until now, here is a relatively undiscovered jewel off the beaten track. It offers a wealth of stunning scenery, history and culture. Interestingly, the name Montenegro or Crna Gora, means Black Mountain, an apt description for this beautiful, mountainous country. Although, down by the coast the mountains are actually really white.


Situated on the southern border of Croatia while neighboured by Bosnia, Serbia and Albania. This republic offers 293 km of stunning Adriatic coast line. A Mediterranean climate encourages a relatively slow pace of life because holiday makers find it easy to slip into a meandering life style. More often than not, tourists recieve a truly relaxing break.


If the clear blue waters do not entice you on to the beaches, other activities abound. From leisurely trips around the many historical or cultural sites, to exploration across the national parks, there really is something for everyone. Consider Montenegro, for really adventurous diving, white-water rafting, climbing, and paragliding. These are among the activities on offer and for those preferring a winter trip, there is skiing.

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Formerly a part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, before being alongside Serbia now is known as the union of Serbia and Montenegro. Firstly, this agreement is a loose political alliance, which allows both countries considerable freedom. Spared much of the devastation faced by other Former-Yugoslav countries during the civil war of the 90’s, it nevertheless suffered considerable economic hardship. Nowadays, it is going through a period of rapid change and economic growth. Nonetheless, being a little rough around the edges adds much to Montenegro’s charm hence, it is a safe and welcoming country.

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About tourism in Montenegro;
The geographical position of the country, a coastline of 200 km and a great variety of cultural, historical and natural treasures such as high mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, or a largely diverse flora and fauna. First of all, this makes Montenegro one of the most beautiful countries in the Mediterranean. Secondly, the variety on such a small territory makes it a unique country. It has four different climate types such as, ‘mediterranean’.  Montenegro has many comparative advantages like the number of geographical variations.

Ecological State;

in the first place, the nature of this beautiful country is magnificent. The Dalmatian coast lies on the South Adriatic Sea. Even so, The coastline falls into the cleanest and warmest seas of the Mediterranean. Of course, in order to protect the exceptional nature and its values, the Parliament of Montenegro named Montenegro an Ecological State in 1991. As a matter of fact, Montenegro is quite small. In like manner Croatia operates in the same fashion.

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It is fair to say that it’s 293 km long coast offers many exceptional attractions such as a number of sandy beaches and coves. In addition, the specific blue-green color of the clear sea, olive plants, Mediterranean flora and fauna, the background with high mountains and the bay of Kotor. This is one of the most beautiful fiords on the Mediterranean.

Tourism is key;

Today, huge efforts are being made concerning the promotion and development of the tourism sector. Additionally, the Government marked tourism as one of the most important industries in the country. According to the Master Plan for tourism development, the country aims to become one of the most attractive destinations on the Mediterranean. Similar to a ‘new Majorca’. Croatia attracts large numbers eventhough Montenegro is more authentic.

Currently, the country receives over 4 million visitors per year . Similarly, this is 40% of the tourist numbers enjoyed in the late 1980s.

Useful information about montenegro and the country facts:

The following page contains information that is dated 2009. Possible changes may apply but this information should act as a good general gauge of the country.

  • Country State
  • Federal States of Serbia & M)(State, area 21,506 km )
  • Political system.
  • Multi-party parliamentary republic.
  • Population
  • 650,000
  • Currency
  • Euro
  • Per capita GDP
  • USD$2950 (EBRD, 2000/2001)
  • Capital
  • Podgorica (pop. 118,000)
  • Language
  • Serbo/Croat (English common for tourism/business)
  • Coast
  • Adriatic Sea, 293km coastline (117 bays)
  • Climate
  • Mediterranean (av. 14o – 30o C)
  • International Status.
  • Designated supported zone: EU, UK & USA.
  • EU Membership Status.
  • Prospective member, expected 2006 – 2010
  • Ecological status.
  • Worlds first Ecological State.
  • Property (estimated comparison)
  • Croatia = 130%, Bulgaria = 70%.

About Tourism in 2002;

150,000 (growth est. 20%+ p.a.), pre Balkan war tourism = 500.

EU Status (Wealthy)

Tourism, agri/fish (oil/gas potential near Bar)


Adriatic Sea, 293km coastline (117 bays)

Cost of living (lower than western Europe)

Est. 20% of EU average.

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Montenegro is accessible from international airports (seasonal) 10+ UK airports fly to the region. Rail access via West, Central & Eastern Europe Road access via Adriatic highway. The country links with major EU road networks. (i.e. 2 or 3 days drive from UK) Established/maturing digital & broadband telecoms infrastructure.

Cultural influences;

On the cusp of east/west divide throughout history. Religion mainly Orthodox Christian. A paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers, sports freaks, artists, historians or simply beach loungers, why not try a trip to this fascinating country? The official language is Serbian however, the most often spoken languages are English, Italian and German. Montenegro has also recently adopted the Euro as its own currency. More than likely, a first taste of what it has to offer will leave you thirsting for more!


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Baosici makes the traditional ‘Venetian’ architecture easy on the eye. Residents enjoy beautiful sea and mountain views. Districts retain the winter romance of 19th/20th century. Austria boasts the 2nd largest canyon in the world. The first is the Grand Canyon. The largest canyon in Europe is created by the river Tara. The only southern Fjord in Europe is in Montenegro. The terrain celebrates clean sea plus clean fresh water. The area combines clean air with diverse terrain.

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In the light of recent increases in Tourism in Montenegro reserve your dates are early as possible. In the same way choose carefully. Coupled with increases in Tourism is the increase in development. There are new promenades, not to mention the new options for guides to Montenegro. To say nothing of the new sports bars and cafes. Equally important is water polo and you will see a lot of it along the promenades. By the same  token, swimming is a pleasure.

Guide to staying in Montenegro;

Again, reserve your accommodation as early as possible. As well as having the best promenades Montenegro also has the best beaches. Identically, Croatia has the same type of beach life. Uniquely, Montenegro has more sandy beaches and promenades than Croatia. Equally, tourist like to visit both places but go to Montenegro and Croatia. Also, pay for a driver and cross the border to and from Montenegro then get a taxi around town. I like Montenegro more as it has more to do. It is cheaper too.