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Encyclopedia > Tourism in Montenegro
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Tourism in Montenegro is in a rapid expansion. The location of this small Mediterranean country, rich architectural and cultural heritage, and the diversity of landscapes and climates makes Montenegro a desirable tourist destination. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthem: Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, the bright dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city)  Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Government Republic  - President Filip Vujanović  - Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence from Serbia and Montenegro   - Declared June 3, 2006   - Recognised June 8, 2006  Area... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


In 2005 820,000 tourists visited Montenegro, of which some 272,000 were from abroad. This represents nearly a 17% increase over the previous year, and Montenegro is considered the fastest-growing tourist destination in recent years. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The biggest problem of Montenegrin tourism is inadequate infrastructure, most notably obsolete road network and difficulties with water and electricity supply in coastal area. For that reason, main investments of the Government is building new and reconstuction of the current road infrastrucutre.

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Main points of interest

Coastal region

This region is of main interest to tourists. Montenegrin Adriatic coast is 295 km long, with 72 km of beaches, and with many well-preserved ancient old towns. The main attractions are: The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ...

Besides these, every other coastal town, sepecially south of Budva, is very popular among tourists, primarily because of sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. Coordinates Mayor Marija Ćatović (DPS - SDP) Municipality area 335 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 1,331 22,947 {{{density}}} Time zone  - Standard  - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) Founded 5th Century B.C. Area code +382 82 Car plates KO Official Website [http:// ] Alley in Kotor... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Historic mpap of the Bay, 16th century Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor, Bocche di Cattaro) in western Montenegro is a winding bay on the Adriatic sea. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Church in Perast The two islands off Perast Perast (Italian: Perasto) is an old town in Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), Montenegro. ... Coordinates Mayor Rajko Kuljača Municipality area 122 km² Population  - city  - municipality 10,918 15,909 Time zone  - Standard  - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) Founded 5th Century B.C. Area code +381 86 Car plates BD Official Website http://www. ... General view Sveti Stefan is a seaside resort located 5 km southeast of Budva, on the Budva Riviera ( ). It used to be an island, but is now connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. ...


Central region

Although it is most densely populated area of Montenegro, it has fewer tourist attractions. Notable are:

Monastery of Ostrog The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serb Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroska Greda, in Montenegro. ... Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Coordinates Mayor Dr. Miomir MugoÅ¡a (DPS - SDP) Municipality area 1,441 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 136,473 169,132 117,4 pop per km² Time zone  - Standard  - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) Founded Before 12th Century as Birziminium Area code +382 81 Car... Skadar Lake (Serbian, Skadarsko jezero in Serbian), Lake Shkodër or Lake Shkodra (Albanian versions, Liqeni i Shkodrës in Albanian), also sometimes called Lake Scutari (Italian version Lago di Scutari in Italian), is a lake on the border of Serbia and Montenegro with Albania, the largest lake in the... Coordinates Mayor Milovan Janković Municipality area 910 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 15,137 18,482 20. ...

Northern region

Peaks of Durmitor
Peaks of Durmitor

Northern region is centre of Montenegrin mountain tourism. It has ski resorts, and is popular for its untouched nature. Destinations in the north are: Image File history File linksMetadata Durmitor_-_near_Minin_bogaz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Durmitor_-_near_Minin_bogaz. ... Durmitor is a mountain and the name of a national park in Montenegro. ... St. ...

The entire area of Durmitor mountain and Tara river canyon is protected as a national park, and listed with UNESCO world heritage sites. [[Image:|300px|Location of Žabljak]] Mayor Isailo Å ljivančanin Area  - city  - municipality km² 445 km² Population  - city  - municipality 1,937 4,929 Time zone Summer Time CET (UTC +1) CEST (UTC +2) Founded Latitude Longitude 43°09 N 19°07 E Area code +381 89 Car plates PV Official Website... Durmitor is a mountain and the name of a national park in Montenegro. ... Coordinates Mayor Mileta Bulatović (SNP - NS) Municipality area 897 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 2,989 9,949 {{{density}}} No. ... Biogradska Gora is a forest and national park in Montenegro. ... Bjelasica in August Bjelasica is a mountain in Northern Montenegro. ... Tara River Canyon The Tara River Canyon (Serbian: Kanjon Tare), also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro and Europe and the second-longest in the world. ... Tara is a river in Montenegro. ... Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. ... Biogradska Gora is a forest and national park in Montenegro. ... Lake Biograd (Serbian: Biogradsko jezero) is a lake in KolaÅ¡in municipality, in northern Montenegro. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

Town of Kolašin in winter
Town of Kolašin in winter

Image File history File links Kolasin. ... Image File history File links Kolasin. ... Coordinates Mayor Mileta Bulatović (SNP - NS) Municipality area 897 km² Population (2003 census)  - city  - municipality  - density 2,989 9,949 {{{density}}} No. ...

See also

Budva Riviera (Serbian/Montenegrin: Budvanska Rivijera) is a 35 km long strip of Adriatic coast surrounding the town of Budva in Montenegro. ... Historic mpap of the Bay, 16th century Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor, Bocche di Cattaro) in western Montenegro is a winding bay on the Adriatic sea. ...

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