Balkan Pearls

Montenegro

General information

Montenegro is located between 41º 52´-43º 42´ north latitude and 18º26´- 20 º 22´ east longitudes and belongs to the central Mediterranean that is Southern Europe.

To the north it borders Serbia, to the southeast Kosovo and Albania, to the south it is separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea and to the west it borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Area: 13.812 km²

Population: 620 000

Length of borders: 614 km

Capital: Podgorica (186 000 inhabitants) – administrative and economic centre 

Royal capital: Cetinje – historical and cultural centre

Currency: Euro 

Length of the sea coast: 293 km 

Number of beaches: 117 

Length of beaches: 52 km

Longest beach: Velika plaža (Ulcinj) - 13 km 

Highest mountain peaks: Maja Rosit (Prokletije) - 2.524 m, Zla Kolata (Prokletije) – 2534m n.v.; Dobra Kolata (Prokletije)- 2528m v.n.; Bobotov Kuk (Durmitor) -2523 m v.n.

Largest lake: Skadar Lake (391 m²)

Deepest canyon: Tara (1.300 m) 

National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Skadarsko jezero, Lovćen, Prokletije 

Largest bay: the Bay of Kotor

Climate: Continental-Mediterranean

Average air temperature: 27.4 ºC (summer) 

Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 º C 

Average number of sunny days during the year: 240 

Swimming season: 180 days 

Sea: dark blue 

Transparency of the sea: 38-56 m

Time zone: GTM +1 

Electrical power system: 220V/50Hz

 

How to get there?

You can get to Montenegro by all the means of transport at any time and in every season by land, sea or air, by plane, boat, yacht, train, bicycle, car...

Means of transport you are going to use are less important – once you get here, nothing is far away or inaccessible any more. Anything is possible – in the morning you can be on the top of the mountain, in the afternoon you can sail on the lake and in the end of the day you can be on the sea shore.