MICE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

MONTENEGRO

AREA and LOCATION

Montenegro (Црна Гора/Crna Gora) is a former Yugoslav country located in Southeastern Europe with an area of 13,812 km in total. In the south-west, it has a coast on the Adriatic Sea, while to the west, it borders with Croatia ; to the northwest with Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Serbia to the northeast ; Kosovo to the east ; Albania to the southeast. Montenegro’s territory extends over parts of the Karst of the western Balkan Peninsula. The country has gradually recovered from the war and is now sought after by tourists for its beautiful surroundings.

 

BORDERING COUNTRIES

Croatia (25 km), Bosnia and Herzegovina (215 km), Serbia (211 km), Kosovo, Albania (173 km),

 

THE CAPITAL CITY and MAJOR CITIES

Podgorica, which is the largest city of Montenegro has a population of 173,000 inhabitants. Other larger cities include Nikšić (58,212) and Pljevlja (21,377). Cetinje with a population of 15,137 is the Prijestonica (Пријестоница), the former Royal Capital City.

 

CLIMATE

Montenegro’s Mediterranean climate is diverse with an influence of the sea and mountains. Overall, the summers tend to be hot and dry, and the winter’s wet with a 70 % precipitation.

 

AREA CODE

+382

 

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

 

DISTANCES

Podgorica is situated 114 km from Dubrovnik, 178 km from Sarajevo,

275 km from Belgrade and 194 km from Skopje.

 

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

General emergency line 112

Police 122

Ambulance 124

Fire Service 123

Toll-free telephone numbers in Montenegro begin with 0800

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Podgorica Airport http://www.montenegroairports.com/eng/index.php

 

Tivat Airport

http://www.montenegroairports.com/eng/index.php

 

LANGUAGE

The official language is Montenegrin (2007 Constitution). Most of the population, however, speaks Serbian language (63.49 %) of the Iyekavian dialect. Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian are also spoken.

 

MOBILE OPERATORS

Promonte www.telenor.me

T-Mobile http://www.t-mobile.me/

m :tel http://www.mtel.ba/

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (2010)

1 Jan New Year’s Day, 7 Jan – 8 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day, 25 Apr Orthodox Good Friday, 27 Apr Statehood Day, 28 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday, 1 May – 2 May Labour Days, 9 May Victory Day, 29 Nov – 30 Nov Republic Day.

 

POLITICAL SYSTEM
Parliamentary republic, potential EU candidate (exp. 2010)

 

POPULATION

672,180 (2009 est.)

 

POWER NETWORK

230 Volts/50 Hz, two round pins plug

 

PRESIDENT

Filip Vujanović, re-elected every 5 years.

 

RAIL TRANSPORT

Railway Transport of Montenegro

http://www.zcg-prevoz.me/

 

ROAD TRANSPORT

BUS:

Podgorica Ekspres

http://www.tourism-montenegro.com/entry/Podgoricaekspres-732.php

RENT A CAR:

M Rent-a-car
http://www.car-hire-montenegro.com/

 

SMOKING

Smoking ban in public spaces is in effect since 2004. Smoking advertising and display of people smoking on TV is also prohibited.

 

TAXIS

Taxis are widely available, in the tourist seaside centres, train stations, airports, etc. It is advisable to enquire about the price before starting a ride.

Taxi Herceg Novi – +382(0)67832083

 

TIME

Standard time zone: Central European Time (CET), UTC/GMT + 1 hours, Summer (DST) –  CEST (UTC + 2)

 

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