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  • Full Name: Montenegro
  • Population: 657,394 (July 2011 est.)
  • Capital city: Podgorica 144,000 (2009)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Climate: Mediterranean
  • Terrain: Coastline, lowlands and high mountains
  • Official language: Montenegrin (official), Serbian
  • Total size: 13,812 km2

Montenegro is situated on the southeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Its territory, spanning less than 14,000km², is abundant in natural wealth and houses several beaches, lakes and fast rivers, as well as mountains that average more than 2000m in height. The country has four national parks, the most popular of which is National Park Durmitor, and it has several renowned ski centres. It offers lots of opportunities for adventure tourism and activities like hiking, cycling, mountaineering, rafting, skiing, and more.

Top destinations include Tivat – Porto Montenegro; Skadar Lake, the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula; and Sveti Stefan (St. Stephen), an exclusive island connected to the mainland with a sandy covering, near the city of Budva.

Main cities include Podgorica, Kotor, Budva, Cetinje, Bar, Ulcinj and Pljevlja.

Connectivity

In terms of road connections, current European routes that pass through Montenegro are E65 and E80.

The country has two international airports – Podgorica Airport and Tivat Airport, both of which are served by a number of European and regional carriers and are hubs to Montenegro Airlines, the national carrier.

The port of Bar is Montenegro's main seaport, and is complemented by those in Kotor and Zelenika. Cities of Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, Tivat, Kotor, Zelenika and Herceg Noviare only some of the cities that have marinas.

MICE

MICE tourism is one of Montenegro's key priorities at the moment, and the country is working hard to promote its facilities and infrastructure to foreign event organisers and MICE-focused DMCs. Competitive prices, developed infrastructure, rich leisure offerings and a number of hotels and resorts with strong conference facilities are its key strengths.

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