47 Interesting Facts About Montenegro

Last updated on July 2nd, 2020

Some statistics about Montenegro

34. The country was the first in the world to have a national printing house.

35. On June 26, 2006, it became the 192nd member of the United Nations.

36. A person who shows virtues of: integrity, dignity, humility, self-sacrifice for the just cause, respect for others and rectitude along with bravery is well respected in the country.

37. It is customary for visiting guests to bring a bottle of wine and a box of coffee when invited by someone for a meal or celebration.

38. The majority of the country’s population, almost 47%, is between the ages of 25 and 54.

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Interesting facts about Montenegro: Beautiful Country

39. 64% of its total population is urbanized, and the country spends 6.5% of its GDP on health care.

40. There are more than a million mobile subscriptions and 160,000 fixed-line telephone connections in Montenegro.

41. The country has a high literacy rate of almost 99%.

42. Montenegro’s country TLD (“Top Level Domain”) for the internet, .ME, is just eight years old. It was allotted to the country on September 24, 2007. They are also sharing .ME with the rest of the world. Though .ME is used internally within the country, you can also register a domain with a .ME extension. .ME domains are very popular in the U.S. It is a popular extension for personal websites and for people who want to register their site as “name.me.”

43. Despite its small size, there are five airports in this world-famous tourist destination.

44. 60% of its population uses the internet.

45. There is 250 km of railway network in the country, and just one heliport.

46. As per the CIA facts sheet about Montenegro, there are 3,296 stateless people living in the country (2014).

47. Montenegro does not mint, issue or print euro coins or notes. It imports them from other countries that are part of the Eurozone.

Montenegro – country at a glance

Independence3 June 2006 (from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro)
Capital CityPodgoricaa
(42°47′N 19°28′E)
Largest CityPodgoricaa
(42°47′N 19°28′E)
Areatotal: 13,812 sq km
land: 13,452 sq km
water: 360 sq km
Population609,859 (July 2020 est.)
DemonymMontenegrin
Suffrage18 years of age; universal
Literacy rate98.8%
National anthem"Oj, svijetla majska zoro" (Oh, Bright Dawn of May)
National symbolsdouble-headed eagle
National colorsred, gold
Government typeparliamentary republic
PresidentMilo Đukanović
Prime MinisterDuško Marković
Official LanguagesSerbian
Bosnian
Albanian
Croatian
BordersCroatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and the Adriatic Sea.
CurrencyEURO
ReligionMontenegro is a multireligious country. Although Orthodox Christianity is the dominant form of religion, there are also sizable numbers of adherents of both Islam and Catholic Christianity.
Life expectancy77.3 years (2020)
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
ClimateMediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland
Terrainhighly indented coastline with narrow coastal plain backed by rugged high limestone mountains and plateaus
Mean elevation1,086 m
Lowest pointAdriatic Sea 0 m
Highest pointBobotov Kuk 2,522 m
Agricultural land38.2%
Birth rate11.5 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate10.4 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Sex ratio0.971 male(s)/female (2020est.)
Industriessteelmaking, aluminum, agricultural processing, consumer goods, tourism
Exports$422.2 million (2017 est.)
Imports$2.618 billion (2017 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$17,800 (2017 est.)
Internet country code.me
Time ZoneCET (UTC+1)
Calling Code+382
Drives on theRight
Table last updatedMarch 27, 2020