CapitalPodgorica (139.100 in 1999)
Time zone(UTC +1).
LanguageMontenegrin. Albanian, English and Italian are spoken.
ReligionChristian, Orthodox, Muslim, with a small Catholic minority.
Entry requirementsNeither passport nor visa is required for European citizens of the Member States. Identity card with at least 3 months validity is sufficient. Most of European driving licenses are accepted, but they must be accompanied with the Green Card.
Travelling with petsSmall sized pets like cats, dogs and ferrets must travel with animal passport (in force since 2004) and have an identification microchip or tattoo. Also, they must be vaccinated against rabies.
Health and safetyBoth private and public health structures are insufficient and poorer compared to the European standards. Medicaments and medical equipment are not easily available. No vaccination is required. Water is generally drinkable, whereas distilled liquors should be avoided, as they are often processed using inappropriate methods. General safety in the country is quite good.
ClimateMontenegro is characterised by a Mediterranean mild climate on the coast, and a continental climate inland.
Form of governmentThe country proclaimed the independence from Serbia on 3rd June 2006, becoming a parliamentary republic.
EconomyMontenegro’s economy is growing. In particular steel and aluminium industry have been the motor of the development. More than 35% of the territory is suitable for cultivations, hence the importance of agriculture. The main cultivations are berries, wheat, corn, tobacco, potatoes, olives, oranges, grapes. Tourism is getting more and more important.
ElectricityVoltage: 220 V, frequency 50 Hz. It is advisable to bring plug adapters.
Post offices, banks and telephonesoPst offices are open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 19 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 15 pm. Banks are generally open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 19 pm, and Saturday from 8 am to 15 pm.
Mobile phone coverage is excellent.
Country code: 00382
International information: 901
First aid: 94