MONTENEGRO BASIC INFO
AREA: 13.812 km²
CLIMATE: Temperate continental climate, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year
LANGUAGE: The official language is Montenegrin and the script in official use is Cyrillic, while Latin script is also used
OTHER BIG CITIES: Kotor, Budva, Bar, Herceg Novi , Niksic
GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary republic.
RELIGION: Christian Ortodox
TIME: GMT + 1
CURRENCY: Euro ( Eur)
Montenegro is a small Mediterranean country with rich architectural and cultural heritage, diversity of landscapes and climates, and well-preserved natural environment. Naturally well-suited for development of all kinds of tourism, Montenegro is focused on becoming an elite tourist destination. Montenegro is considered one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations. In 2007, over a million tourists visited Montenegro. This notable coastal region is of primary interest to tourists in Montenegro. The Montenegrin Adriatic coast is 295 km long, with 72 km of beaches, and with many well-preserved ancient old towns. The northern region is the centre of Montenegrin mountain tourism. It has ski resorts, and is popular for its untouched nature. The entire area of Durmitor mountain and the Tara river canyon is protected as a national park, and listed with UNESCO world heritage sites.
MUST SEE IN MONTENEGRO
BIOGRADSKA GORA NATIONAL PARK
One of the unique features of the park is its virgin forest, Biogradska Gora (16 km²) with trees over five hundred years old. In the very heart of Biogradska's virgin forest is Biogradsko Lake, the largest glacier lake in this National park.
DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK
The Durmitor National Park, created in 1952, includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, covering the area of 390 km².
National Park encompasses the central and the highest part of Lovćen mountain massif and covers an area of 62.20 km². Besides Lovćen's natural beauties, the national park was established to protect rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the area.
SKADARSKO JEZERO ( SKADAR LAKE )
Skadarsko jezero is the biggest national park in Montenegro. It is one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, having 270 bird species, among which are some of the last pelicans in Europe, and thus popular with birders. There are a lot of islands, monasteries and fortresses in the park.
Prokletije is the youngest national park in Montenegro. It's located in Plav municipality and includes montenegrin part of Prokletije mountain, Plav valley and Plav lake. Has got a lot of rivers and lakes.