Montenegro Guide

Montenegro Guide

Country data

Location: Southeast Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 13,812 km²

Land area: 13,452 km²

Water area: 360 km²

Length of the state border: 625 km

including:
Albania: 172 km
Bosnia / Herzegovina: 225 km
Croatia: 25 km
Kosovo: 79 km
Serbia: 124 km

Coastline: 294 km

Capital: Podgorica

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 382 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Bobotov Kuk 2,522 m

Population

Population: approx. 650,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: -0.5% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 47

Life expectancy: 72 (male), 78 (female)

Official language: Montenegrin

Religions:

  • 72% Orthodox
  • 19% Muslim
  • 3% Catholic
  • 6% other

Climate

In the Mediterranean climate, the summer months are hot and dry.

During the very cold winter months there is always rain and snowfall, especially inland.

Montenegro

Currency / finance

Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)

Classification: 1 euro = 100 cents

ATMs: only available in larger cities.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported in unlimited amounts. The export is limited to the amount of the declared import.

Monetary amounts in euros must be declared on entry from 2,000 euros. Foreign currency from an equivalent value of 1,000 euros.

The declaration document must be kept! Failure to do so can result in the confiscation of foreign currency.

Cash payment is common and the rule in Montenegro.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 2 liters of wine or 1 liter of spirits over 22%
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Montenegro.

Economy

The service industry generates the largest share of the gross domestic product (over 80%). Tourism in particular generates a large proportion of the foreign currency required.

Industries: aluminum processing, mining, food production, steel production, tourism

Natural resources: bauxite, lignite, iron ore, hydropower

Land use:

  • Usable land: 12%
  • Grain cultivation: 1%
  • other: 87%
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