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General Facts

Area: 13,812 km2 (5,333 sq miles)

Capital City: Podgorica

Population: 642,550 (2017 estimate)

Official Languages: Montenegrin

Boarding Countries: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania

Coastline: 293.5 km (182.4 miles)   

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Government: Constitutional Republic


The Adriatic climate along the south brings hot and dry summers and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall inland. Podgorica is the warmest city, with an average July temperature of 26°c (80°f) and an average January temperature of 5°c (41°f). In the mountainous regions, the climate is sub-alpine. Snow on Mt. Durmitor can reach up to 5 m (16 ft). Annual precipitation ranges from 56 to 190 cm (22 to 75 in).

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Podgorica (136,473)

2. Niksic (58,212)

3. Herceg Novi (19,536)

4. Pljevlja (19,489)

5. Budva (18,000)

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