More About Montenegro
Situated on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, Montenegro is known for its magnificent and unparalleled natural beauty. The small country is bordered by Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia and is a multiethnic hub of integrated cultures, traditions, and history. Named after Mount Lovćen (‘Black Mountain’), whose dense forests lend it a dark hue, Montenegro boasts expansive peaks, historical villages, shimmering lakes, and a 622,000-strong population that is known for its warm hospitality.
Its enchanting Adriatic Coast is indented with several small beaches and features the elite Porto Montenegro, one of Europe’s increasingly popular luxury destinations. This natural harbor is home to super-yachts, helicopter fleets, exquisite properties, and lavish nightclubs. Nearby lies the medieval town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the mountainous landscape frames the Venetian, Austrian, and baroque-style buildings. Tourism is the biggest driver of this safe and stable country’s economy, and Montenegro frequently ranks as one of the world’s prime tourist destinations.
Emerging as a sovereign state in 2006, the young Balkan country of Montenegro is a member of NATO and is also an official candidate country for EU membership. The World Bank classifies Montenegro as one of the fastest growing Balkan economies, and the nation is quickly establishing itself as a key strategic destination for some of the world’s most important industries.
The Montenegrin passport ranks 45th on the Henley Passport Index, providing its holders with visa-free access to 123 destinations worldwide, including Russia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, and the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area. The official language is Montenegrin, while Albanian, Bosnian, and Croatian are also spoken. The official currency is the euro.