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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.

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Montenegro's Most Popular Sights...
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
  • Ulcinji
  • Zabljak
    • Crno Lake
    • Tara River Canyon
    • Durmitor National Park

 Flag_of_MontenegroMunicipalities of Montenegro…

Andrijevica Bar Berane Bijelo Polje
Budva Cetinje Danilovgrad Herceg Novi
Kolašin Kotor Mojkovac Nikši
Plav Pluzine Pljevlja Podgoric-Golubovci
Podgorica-Tuzi Rozaje Savnik Tivat
 Ulcinj  Zabljak  

Country Information...
 
Capital Podgorica
Largest City Podgorica
Government Parliamentary Republic
Currency Euro (€)
Area 13,812 km2 ranked; 161st
Population 644,578 (July 2016 est.) ranked; 168th
Language 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.)
Religion Orthodox 72.1%, Muslim 19.1%, Catholic 3.4%, atheist 1.2%, other 1.5%, unspecified 2.6% (2011 est.)
Electricity 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
Country code +382
Internet TLD .me
Time Zone (UTC+1) / Summer (UTC+2)
Drives on the Right
Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Ој, свијетла мајска зор (Montenegrin Cyrillic) “Oh, Bright Dawn of May”
President Milo Djukanovic
Prime Minister Duško Marković
Holidays and Observances in Montenegro in 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Thursday New Year’s Day Holiday National holiday
Jan 6 Monday Orthodox Christmas Eve Optional holiday
Jan 7 Tuesday Orthodox Christmas Day Optional holiday
Jan 8 Wednesday Orthodox Christmas Day Holiday Optional holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday Optional holiday
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday Optional holiday
Apr 17 Friday Orthodox Good Friday Optional holiday
Apr 19 Sunday Orthodox Easter Sunday Optional holiday
Apr 20 Monday Orthodox Easter Monday Optional holiday
May 1 Friday Labour Day/May Day National holiday
May 2 Saturday Labour Day/May Day Holiday National holiday
May 21 Thursday Independence Day National holiday
May 22 Friday Independence Day Holiday National holiday
May 24 Sunday Ramdan Bayram Optional holiday
May 25 Monday Ramdan Bayram Holiday Optional holiday
May 26 Tuesday Ramdan Bayram Holiday Optional holiday
Jun 20 Saturday June Solstice Season
Jul 13 Monday Statehood Day National holiday
Jul 14 Tuesday Statehood Day Holiday National holiday
Jul 31 Friday Kurban Bayram Optional holiday
Aug 1 Saturday Kurban Bayram Holiday Optional holiday
Aug 2 Sunday Kurban Bayram Holiday Optional holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Sep 28 Monday Yom Kippur Optional holiday
Sep 29 Tuesday Yom Kippur Holiday Optional holiday
Nov 1 Sunday All Saint’s Day Optional holiday
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance