Area: 13,812 km² / 5,332 mi²
Population: 620,000 (July 2012)
Currency: € - Euro
Independence: 3 June 2006
Religions: 74.2 % Orthodox, 17,7% Muslim, 3,5% Catholics, 4.6% Other
Language: Serbo – Croatian or Montenegrin
Airports: Podgorica and Tivat, also 1 hour of driving from Dubrovnik airport
Economy: Tourism, aluminium, steelmaking, wine production, agriculture,
GDP: 11,700 $ per capita
What makes Montenegro attractive as the tourist’s destination is the fact that there is a variety of nature beauties and very rich cultural heritage on such a small territory.
The coastline which is only 293 km long is the place where Boka Kotorska Bay (member of the club “The most beautiful bays of the world” since 2000, Corsica summit) as well as 70 km of lovely pebble and fine sandy beaches are located. The most attractive beaches are in Budva but in town of Ulcinj there is even 12 km long one. Beside the beaches what is making the coastline busy is UNESCO's World Heritage sites of Kotor and little baroque settlement Perast with its islands.
Coastline is followed by the steep mountain range where more treasure is hiding. Only 45 minutes of driving you can get in completely different region. This limestone rocky area is the place where Montenegrin spirit, culture and identity survived 500 year of Ottoman era. Old royal capital of Cetinje treasures a lot of monuments from this period of 15th to 20th century. The charm of mountain village Njegusi will make you forget that you are only 45 minutes from Adriatic Sea.
Going further to the north, mountains are higher and covered with forests and meadows. This is making atmosphere very different than the rest of the country. There are more than fifty glacier lakes, very deep river canyons and one of them, Tara canyon, is also UNESCO's World Heritage site. Tara rafting, hiking, biking and skiing in the winter are keeping the North part of this country full of life and activity. It is paradise for lovers of the nature and five national parks are more than enough to make everyone happy.
The special part of the country is the lake of Skadar. With its winter surface of 540 km² it is the biggest lake on Balkan Peninsula. Two thirds of this lake belong to Montenegro and one third is Albanian territory. Montenegrin part is one of 5 national parks and it is famous for being heaven for birds and fish. More than 280 different sorts of birds and fact that this is one oh the last places in Europe where pelicans are making the nests are illustration how unique this part of the country is.
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