About Podgorica and Montenegro

The pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, Montenegro is situated in the south of the Adriatic sea.

The country of Montenegro, apart for its scenic mountains, is also known for its out-of-the-world 117 beaches that owe their existence to the proximity that the country enjoys with the Adriatic Sea.

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Montenegro got its name from the dark mountain forests that cover the land. The name breaks down into two words, ‘monte’ and ‘negro’ (black, mountain), and dates back to the 15th century.

Tourism is main industry, and last couple of years, Montenegro is always selected in Top World Tourist Destinations (especially Kotor).

It is a small country with population of 670 000, but very rich history and tradition.

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The legendary English romantic poet Lord Bryon once described the country this way: "At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast".

Official cyrrency in Montenegro is euro.

Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro with a population of  204 877. It is the administrative, economic, cultural and educational centre of Montenegro.

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The city is close to the mountains in the north and seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea.

The name originates in 1326 and it is built amongst five rivers. Most of the city was destroyed during WW II, so Podgorica is relatively new, with modern buildings at every step of the way and green spaces as well as parks.

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Podgorica is the city that has excellent transit connections with other centres.

At nine kilometres from the city is the International Airport, with railway and bus stations close to one another at 2 kilometeres from the City centre.

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For the tourist, most interesting part of Podgorica municipality is National Park Skardarsko or Skadar Lake, biggest lake in Balkan, with amazing number of birds and plants (some of them are very rare).