The Island of Mamula

This small islet is of circular shape, and is 200m in diameter. It is 3.4 nautical miles (6.3 km) away from Herceg Novi. While the fort has deteriorated the island is still visited by boats, mainly from Herceg Novi, and is a popular one-day trip destination. The island beaches are very pleasant.


Surface: 13.812 km2

Flag:                 Zastava

Location: On the Adriatic Coast, in South East Europe

Population 625.266 (according to the census of 2011):

  • Montenegrins - 44,98 %
  • Serbs - 28,73 %
  • Bosniaks - 8,65 %
  • Albanians - 4,91 %
  • Muslims - 3,31 %
  • Croats - 0,97 %
  • Others - 0,54 %

Capital: Podgorica (approx. 187.000 inhabitants)

Historical capital: Cetinje

Length of borders: 614 km

Coastline - 294 km, beaches - 73 km

Highest mountain: 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk)

Largest lake: Skadar Lake - 391 km²

Deepest canyon: The Tara canyon - 1.300 m

Largest bay: Boka Kotorska

National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, the lake of Skadar, Lovcen.

Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland

Political system: Republic

Border crossings:

  • Albania - Bozaj and Sukobin
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sitnica, Vilusi, Scepan Polje
  • Croatia - Debeli brijeg
  • Serbia: Brodarevo
  • Ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi
  • Airports: Podgorica and Tivat - both around 70km away from Ulcinj (close are Dubrovnik – Croatia and Tirana – Albania)

Currency: Euro

Ethnic groups: Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Muslims, Croats, Roma 12%)

Languages: Montenegrin (official), Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian

Foreign languages: English, German, Russian and Italian are the most common foreign languages spoken in the tourist resorts.

Municipalities: Andrijevica, Bar, Berana, Bijelo Polje, Budva, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Herceg Novi, Kolasin, Kotor, Mojkovac, Niksic, Plav, Pljevlja, Pluzine, Podgorica, Rozaje, Savnik, Tivat, Ulcinj, Zabljak

National holiday: National Day, 13 July

Timezone: CET - Central European Time (GMT+1)

International telephone code: + 382

Mobile operators:  067 T-Mobile, 069 Telenor and 068 M tel.

Internet country code: .ME

Electricity: 220 volts AC. Sockets are round, two-pin.

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