50 Fascinating Facts About Montenegro

Montenegro is a Balkan nation on the Adriatic coast in Southeast Europe. Montenegro's capital is Podgorica, and the Euro is the national currency. Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina are neighboring nations. It has drawn attention in particular due to its excellent quality of life, expanding economy, and natural beauty. The tiny Balkan republic of Montenegro was once one of the most sought-after vacation spots in the world. Many people believe this lovely part of the world to be an excellent destination to visit, retire, and live. Some visitors who have previously visited Montenegro return for a second or third time. It's no surprise. There are few locations on Earth where you can discover so many natural wonders so close together. Montenegro has it all: mountains, sea, woods, glacier lakes, and canyons. Do you want to learn too much about Montenegro and then get to know it better? Here are 50 fascinating Montenegrin facts you should know!

Fascinating Facts

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The Mediterranean climate ensures that the seashore stays green all year!
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You won't be able to swim in the winter (it's much too cold), but the surroundings are pleasant and lush. All year long, there are flowers. Snow occurs seldom, and when it does, it generally melts quickly.
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There is a 60-meter depth to the bay of Boka Kotor. Cruise ships come here to dock and sail because of this. They need a draught of 9-12 meters, which Kotor Bay provides.
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Summer heat makes the bay's water glisten like a mirror, but calm weather in the winter transforms it into a mirror.
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Montenegrins, along with the Dutch, are said to be the tallest people in Europe. This is not required knowledge before visiting the nation, but I felt it was fascinating to know. Especially while visiting Montenegro and seeing people's height.
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Montenegro's name derives from the dense mountain forests that dominate the country. 'Negro' (meaning "black") is derived from the mediaeval Spanish term’s "monte" (meaning "mountain") and "negro" (meaning "black").
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One of the most encouraging and fascinating facts regarding Montenegro is that it is one of the few nations in the world with environmental protection included in its constitution. It calls itself a "civil, democratic, and ecological" state.
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Montenegrins are meat-eaters, and meat meals in restaurants are far less expensive than fish and shellfish. Remember that Montenegro isn't exactly known as a seafood hotspot.
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Along the Adriatic coast, the nation has 117 beaches.
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The birth of a son is a cause for great joy among Montenegrins. In rural areas, residents may commemorate this day "proudly" by firing continuous pistol rounds in front of their homes, loud enough for the district to hear.
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People in Montenegro feel ashamed to dance at pubs and clubs. If you have great hopes for Montenegro's nightlife, I must disappoint you and tell you that it is pretty mellow.
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Approximately 5,333 square miles is the entire land area of the country of Montenegro (13,812 square kilometres)
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Montenegro was the world's first country to establish a national printing press.
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Montenegro is well-known as a tourism destination. In Lord Bryon's words, 'At the creation of the world, the most exquisite confrontation between land and water must have taken place on the Montenegrin coast.' "
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Montenegrin coast is a monument to the country's breathtaking beauty, which is undoubtedly one of the main reasons it draws millions of people.
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In some areas of the nation, families still follow a centuries-old rule known as Krvna, which acknowledges the right to revenge; if a man from one family murders another, the victim's family must retaliate in like. This may be one of Montenegro's less appealing intriguing facts...
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Montenegro has achieved the last step of its European Union admission. Its involvement is widely anticipated among potential nations. Montenegro has become an investment destination as a result of this beneficial progress.
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Montenegro tops the World Tourist and Travel Council's ranking of natural wonders and tourism potential.
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In 2020, the population of Montenegro was 621,718 people.
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The capital is Podgorica since it has a population of 185,937 people and a land area of 556 sq miles (1,441 square kilometres) (2011).
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During WWII, Allied bombardment almost devastated the capital city of Podgorica. Only Stalingrad, Pearl Harbor, and Dresden are thought to have suffered greater devastating devastation.
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Podgorica is famed for its sun and booming coffee culture and its astonishing number of individually themed churches—there is even one dedicated to Brutalism lovers!
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Crvena Stijena, located near Niksic in the hamlet of Petrovici, is one of Montenegro's oldest historical and cultural landmarks. Because of the countless cultural relics it houses, the cave is unique in the globe.
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The Euro is the country's official currency, convenient since most of us have a few pennies sitting around someplace.
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Surprisingly, there are no prerequisites for a tourist visa to prolong your stay here; only work visas are required. It's pleasant and straightforward!
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This site is so fantastic that portions from the James Bond film Casino Royale were filmed in Montenegro, despite being shot in the Czech Republic...
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Risan is among the oldest towns in the Mediterranean, having been built by the ancient Illyrians, who are believed to have been the first inhabitants of Montenegro.
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The town of Risan, located in the Bay of Kotor, served as their capital city during the 4th Century BC. Risan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Risan still has remnants of the Illyrian civilization. Roman mosaics from the second century BC and Bronze Age cave paintings are further examples.
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Metal and wood processing, textile manufacturing, engineering, tourism, chemical production, and construction make up the bulk of the region's economy.
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Additionally, it exports raw materials, passenger and freight ships, as well as wine. We like wine!
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Do you want to contact relatives or friends in Montenegro? You must use the international calling number +382.
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A relatively young country, yet one that is richly populated by history.
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There are 117 beaches in Montenegro, and they need more tourists.
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The built-in speed restriction is 50 kilometres per hour.
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Aside from built-up regions, the speed limit on a typical road is 80 km/h, and on a highway is 130 km/h.
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A person driving a vehicle is allowed to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.3 per millilitre.
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Women may retire at the age of 62, while males can retire at the age of 67.
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Individual income taxes in this nation are 15%, while corporate income taxes are 9%. (2018).
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Goods and services are subject to an 11% tax (2018).
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In this nation, obligatory schooling lasts nine years.
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The age of six marks the start of formal schooling.
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In this nation, 1.3 percent of persons over the age of 15 cannot read or write (nearly 8076 people).
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The monthly minimum salary is 192 euros (roughly 813 zlotys) (data from 2013).
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The average monthly wage in this nation in 2018 is 760 Euros.
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Montenegro levies a 9 per cent income tax.
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Women may retire at the age of 62, while males can retire only at 67.
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In 2018, the unemployment rate was 18%.
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Individual income taxes in this nation are 15%, while corporate income taxes are 9%. (2018).
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The working week is 40 hours long.

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