Montenegro Real Estate
Information about Montenegro
Montenegro is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east and Albania to the south. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica (Пријестоница), meaning the former Royal Capital City.
Montenegro is member of the Un...ited Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and CEFTA. Montenegro is also a potential candidate for membership of the European Union and NATO. Montenegro presented its official application to the European Union, with the hopes of gaining EU candidate status by 2009, and applied for a Membership Action Plan on November 5, 2008, with the hopes it would be accepted in 2009. Additionally, Montenegro is a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean upon its establishment in 2008.
Podgorica, sometimes transliterated Podgoritsa is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. A census in 2003 put the city's population at 136,473. Its favourable position, at the confluence of the Ribnica and Morača rivers and the meeting point of the fertile Zeta Plain and Bjelopavlići Valley has encouraged settlement. The city is close to winter ski centres in the north and seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea. The municipality of Podgorica contains 10.4% of Montenegro's territory and 27.3% of its population. It is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus.
Nikšić is a city in Montenegro. In 2003 the city had a total population of 58,212. Nikšić is located in Nikšić plain, at the foot of Mount Trebjesa. It is the center of Nikšić municipality (Population of 75,282), which is the largest municipality in Montenegro by area. Nikšić is the second largest city in Montenegro, after Podgorica, and is an important industrial, cultural, and educational center.
Pljevlja is a city and municipality located in the northern part of Montenegro, in the geographical area (43.36° North, 19.36° East). The municipality borders those of Žabljak, Bijelo Polje and Mojkovac in Montenegro, as well as the republics of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With a total area of 1,346 km2 (520 sq mi), it is the third largest municipality in Montenegro. The city lies at an altitude of 770 m (2,500 ft). The highest point of the municipality is on the Ljubišnja mountain at an altitude of 2,238 m (7,340 ft), while the lowest point is in the canyon of Tara river with an altitude of 529 m (1,740 ft) above sea level. In 2003, the municipality of Pljevlja had a population of 36,918, while the city itself had a population of about 21,000.
Bijelo Polje is a town in northern Montenegro. It has a population of 15,883 (2003 census). Bijelo Polje is the center of the municipality of the same name (population of 50,284), which is part of geographical region of Sandžak. It is unofficial center of north-eastern region of Montenegro. Bijelo Polje means literally "White Field" in Montenegrin.
Cetinje is a town in Montenegro. It is also a historical and the secondary capital of Montenegro (Пријестоница/Prijestonica), with the official residence of the President of Montenegro. It had a population of 15,137 as of 2003. It is located in the southern Montenegro municipality of the same name (population 18,482 in 2003). The city nestles on a small karst plain surrounded by limestone mountains, including Mt. Lovćen, the Black Mountain from which Montenegro gets its name. Cetinje is a town of immense historical heritage, founded in the 15th century. It became the center of Montenegrin life and both a cradle of Montenegrin and an Eastern Orthodox religious center. It is because of its heritage as a long-term Montenegrin capital that it is today the honorary capital of Montenegro.
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