The use of the name Crna Gora or Black Mountain (Montenegro) began in the 13th century in reference to a highland region in the Serbian province of Zeta. The later medieval state of Zeta maintained its existence until 1496 when Montenegro finally fell under Ottoman rule. Over subsequent centuries, Montenegro managed to maintain a level of autonomy within the Ottoman Empire. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro was a theocracy ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it transformed into a secular principality. Montenegro was recognized as an independent sovereign principality at the Congress of Berlin in 1878. After World War I, during which Montenegro fought on the side of the Allies, Montenegro was absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929. At the conclusion of World War II, it became a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When the latter dissolved in 1992, Montenegro joined with Serbia, creating the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, after 2003, shifting to a looser State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In May 2006, Montenegro invoked its right under the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro to hold a referendum on independence from the two-state union. The vote for severing ties with Serbia barely exceeded 55% – the threshold set by the EU – allowing Montenegro to formally restore its independence on 3 June 2006. In 2017, Montenegro joined NATO and is currently completing its EU accession process, having officially applied to join the EU in December 2008.


Montenegro Tourism Information…


Montenegro Tourism Information…

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  
Bar Old Fortress-Stari Bar
Budva The Citadel
Old Town & Walls
Cetinje Lipa Cave
Kolašin Biogradska Gora National Park
 Kotor Bay of Kotor
Castle of San Giovanni
Old City & Walls
St. Tryphon’s Cathedral
Lovćen Njegoš Mausoleum
Ostrog Monaastary
Perast Our Lady of the Rocks
Podgorica Stara Varoš 
Skadar Lake National Park
Sveti Stefan
Zabljak Crno Lake
Tara River Canyon
Durmitor National Park


Montenegro Country Information…



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Parliamentary Republic


Euro (€)


Total: 13,812 sq km land: 13,452 sq km (116.5 sq mi ) – Ranked: 161st water: 360 sq km 


Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland


644,578 (July 2016 est.) ranked; 168th


Serbian 42.9%, Montenegrin (official) 37%, Bosnian 5.3%, Albanian 5.3%, Serbo-Croat 2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 4% (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Montenegrin 45%, Serbian 28.7%, Bosniak 8.7%, Albanian 4.9%, Muslim 3.3%, Roma 1%, Croat 1%, other 2.6%, unspecified 4.9% (2011 est.)


Orthodox 72.1%, Muslim 19.1%, Catholic 3.4%, atheist 1.2%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.6% (2011 est.)


230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

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Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

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Oj, svijetla majska zoro Ој, свијетла мајска зор (Montenegrin Cyrillic) “Oh, Bright Dawn of May”


Milo Đukanović

Prime Minister:

Zdravko Krivokapić


Holidays and Observances in Montenegro in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 2ThursdayNew Year’s Day HolidayNational holiday
Jan 6MondayOrthodox Christmas EveOptional holiday
Jan 7TuesdayOrthodox Christmas DayOptional holiday
Jan 8WednesdayOrthodox Christmas Day HolidayOptional holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 10FridayGood FridayOptional holiday
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayOptional holiday
Apr 17FridayOrthodox Good FridayOptional holiday
Apr 19SundayOrthodox Easter SundayOptional holiday
Apr 20MondayOrthodox Easter MondayOptional holiday
May 1FridayLabour Day/May DayNational holiday
May 2SaturdayLabour Day/May Day HolidayNational holiday
May 21ThursdayIndependence DayNational holiday
May 22FridayIndependence Day HolidayNational holiday
May 24SundayRamdan BayramOptional holiday
May 25MondayRamdan Bayram HolidayOptional holiday
May 26TuesdayRamdan Bayram HolidayOptional holiday
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jul 13MondayStatehood DayNational holiday
Jul 14TuesdayStatehood Day HolidayNational holiday
Jul 31FridayKurban BayramOptional holiday
Aug 1SaturdayKurban Bayram HolidayOptional holiday
Aug 2SundayKurban Bayram HolidayOptional holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Sep 28MondayYom KippurOptional holiday
Sep 29TuesdayYom Kippur HolidayOptional holiday
Nov 1SundayAll Saint’s DayOptional holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance