Montenegro literally means black mountain. It is a sovereign country in Southeast Europe. It is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, CroatiaBosnia and HerzegovinaSerbiaKosovo, and Albania. Podgorica is the country’s capital, and also its largest city. The official language of the county is Montenegrin. Other languages are recognized for official use as well, including Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, and Croatian.

There are mainly four ethnic groups present, the Montenegrins, the Serbs, the Bosnians, and the Albanians. The Montenegrins are the dominant ethnic group with 45% of the population. The area of the country is 13,800 km2. This is occupied by a population of 676,000 people.

The currency of the country is the Euro. Money should only be exchanged in banks and official exchange offices. International credit cards are widely acceptable. However, sometimes it is better to have cash on you, especially outside of the cities. Also, ATMs are available in all main towns and resort areas. Traveler’s cheques are exchangeable in theory. However, in practice, it can be hard to cash them.

The country uses sockets of types C and F, as everywhere in Europe. The standard voltage is 220V.

Car hire service is available in airports and main towns. Most car hire companies require an age of 21 years minimum. However, some require only 18 years. There are no motorways in Montenegro. Nevertheless, the main roads, which connect big towns with each other, are in good condition. Roads in rural areas, however, are narrow, twisted and in poor condition.

The whole region has a rich biodiversity. The beautiful coast that Montenegro hosts has made the country a picturesque tourist destination for a very long time. There are also a lot of things to do in the country. For example, you can charter a yacht, explore the ancient towns of Herceg Novi, Budva, and Ulcinj, go bird watching, climbing, or hit the beach.

August 20, 2016 12:00 am Published by 1 Comment

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