The political map of Montenegro shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries and national capital.
Geography of Montenegro
Situated in the south-western Balkans, Montenegro is a tiny mountainous country located in the southernmost area of the Dinaric Alps. Montenegro is bordered by the Croatia and Adriatic Sea towards Southwest; Herzegovina and Bosnia towards Northwest; Serbia towards Northeast; Kosovo towards East and Albania towards Southeast. Till the late twentieth century, Montenegro was a segment of Yugoslavia; from 2003 through 2006, the state was a part of the joined union of Montenegro and Serbia. Around 1/3rd of Montenegro, mainly in the highlands is occupied by deep forest and the country’s hilly regions get some of the higher most rainfall across Europe.
Demography of Montenegro
The total population of Montenegro, as per the UN data is approx. 628,083 as of Sept 2020 which is equal to 0.01% of the entire population of the world. Montenegro’s population density is 47/SqKm on the total landmass 13,450SqKm and around 67.6% of the entire population of the country is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 77.39 years for both males and females and the infant mortality rate is 2.3deaths/1000 births and the death rate at age 5 is 2.7 deaths/1000 births.
Culture of Montenegro
Montenegro’s culture is diverse and pluralistic and is highly influenced by Prehistoric Rome, Islam, Christianity, the Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, Austria-Hungary, Yugoslavia, and the Republic of Venice. The country is ethnically diverse and recognizes different ethnic groups such as 45% Montenegrins, 29% Serbs, 8.6% Bosniaks, 4.9% Albanians, 1% Roma and Croats, 0.3% Serbo-Montenegrins, Montenegrins-Serbs, and Egyptians. The main religion of Montenegro is Orthodox Christianity and the community is still highly conservative and patriarchal. People here are closely associated with the art they have created; the locals are highly passionate about celebrations and merry-making on occasions such as birthdays, weddings, graduations, christenings, and almost every occasion.
Top places to visit in Montenegro
Kotor is regarded as one of the best maintained medieval cities along the Adriatic coast, reflecting several kingdoms that reigned over the city. Kotor is highly popular for its Old Town carrying the flavors of Venice, influenced by the Church of Saint Tryphon of the 2th century. You would love trekking the higher town walls to Kotor’s summit fortress and enjoy the mesmerizing sight of the city as well as of the deep-water bay.
Situated in the middle of Montenegro’s shoreline, Budva offers a striking Old Town, a profusion of beaches, and various significant cultural establishments such as the baby home of Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša, the politician and writer of Serbia. Budva has a vivacious nightlife because of its exciting clubs, bars, and restaurants full of locals and travelers. You can spend your daytime comforting at one of the 35 beaches of the region.
Durmitor National Park
Concentrated around the elevated township of Žabljak, the densely woody Durmitor National Park is the heaven for outdoor fanatics, adventure, and nature lovers. The park is located in the Dinaric Alps; the main highlights of the Park include the high-elevation summits of the Durmitor Ridge; Eighteen glacial lakes as well as the Tara River, the house to the 2nd deepest valley of the world. You would love skiing, snowboarding during winders and camping, hiking and whitewater during the warm-season. The wildlife here includes different types of butterflies, 163 types of birds, mammals such as brown bears, and wild boars from entire Europe.
Best time to visit Montenegro
The best time to visit Montenegro is from May through October; the weather gets extremely hot during July and August, so you may move to the mountains; however, if you love skiing, you must visit the place from January through March.