Town of Herceg Novi
The town of Herceg Novi is located at a strategic and attractive geographic area between the highest mountain of the Dinara massive, Orjen (1,895 m) and the entrance of one of the most beautiful bays in the world, the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). It represents an administrative, economic and cultural center of the municipality, covering an area of 235 km2 with 30.992 inhabitants.
Geographic coordinates of the city: 42 27' North Latitude and 18 33' East Latitude
- Mountain Orjen 1.895 m
- Hills: Dobroštica 1.570 m and Radoštak 1.441 m
- The Luštica Peninsula: highest knoll Obosnik 586 m
- The 2.900 m wide entrance to the Bay of Kotor is situated between the Oštro and Mirište capes. The maximum depth of the sea in the Bay of Kotor is 61 m, and the average one is 27.8 m. Since 1997, the Bay of Kotor has been a part of the Association of most beautiful bays in the world.
The area of the Bay of Kotor is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with dry and warm summers and mild winters.
The town of Herceg Novi has a specific microclimate, which is a result of southern exposition, proximity to the sea, limestone substratum and mountainous hinterland which prevents the breakthrough of cold air masses.
The town of Herceg Novi has approximately 200 sunny days per annum. In July and August there are approximately 10.7 sunny hours per day. Average annual temperature is 16.2 C (similar to Mediterranean cities of Naples and Lisbon). There are frequent slight temperature oscillations, thus, the average daily temperature fluctuation is only 4 C. Average temperature from May to September is about 25 C, which provides a swimming season over 5 months long since the average summer sea temperature is rather high, between 22 - 26 C.
The town of Herceg Novi and its Riviera posses an incredibly rich and multifarious horticultural potential due to favorable climate, geographic location, relief and terrain configuration.
Beside much local Mediterranean flora, our city encompasses over 250 types of different exotic plants originating from all continents, which adorns the city with special attractiveness.
Exotic plants such as mimosa, agave, cycads, magnolia, eucalyptus, and araucaria have successfully gotten accustomed to our region and, with the local vegetation; they make up a unique asset to the city.
HERCEG NOVI RIVIERA is 15 km long and comprises 7 towns, each one having unique features.