Arriving in Montenegro? Read some basic information you need to know.
General information about Montenegro
Montenegro is located between 41º 52´-43º 42´ north latitude and 18º26´- 20 º 22´ east longitudes and belongs to the central Mediterranean that is Southern Europe. To the north it borders Serbia, to the southeast Albania, to the south it is separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea and to the west it borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Area: 13.812 km²
Population: 620 000
Length of borders: 614 km
Capital: Podgorica (186 000 inhabitants) – administrative and economic centre
Royal capital: Cetinje – historical and cultural centre
Length of the sea coast: 293 km
Number of beaches: 117
Length of beaches: 52 km
Longest beach: Velika plaža (Ulcinj) - 13 km
Highest mountain peaks: Maja Rosit (Prokletije) - 2.524 m, Zla Kolata (Prokletije) – 2534m n.v.; Dobra Kolata (Prokletije)- 2528m v.n.; Bobotov Kuk (Durmitor) -2523 m v.n.
Largest lake: Skadar Lake (391 m²)
Deepest canyon: Tara (1.300 m)
National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Skadarsko jezero, Lovćen, Prokletije
Largest bay: the Bay of Kotor
Average air temperature: 27.4 ºC (summer)
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 º C
Average number of sunny days during the year: 240
Swimming season: 180 days
Sea: dark blue
Transparency of the sea: 38-56 m
Time zone: GTM +1
Electrical power system: 220V/50Hz
Staying in Montenegro up to 90 days is possible: without visa for certain countries or with visa for shorter terms. Visa is not required for the following countries: EU, USA,RUSSIA, JAPAN, ISRAEL and for the neighboring countries also. All foreign citizens without residence permit are obligate to declare their residence and changing of address to the police in 24 hours upon arrival. If you are stayed in a hotel or private accommodation, owners/employees will do it for you.
Official currency in Montenegro is EURO (€).
In Montenegro you can use following credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners.
The largest number of restaurateurs, hoteliers , bars, gas station, grocery stores and etc. provides paying by credit cards.
Important phone numbers
- Montenegro Customer Care: 1300 (24 h - Travel Services - Information, complaints and compliments)
- Police - 122
- Fire department - 123
- Hitna pomoć - 124
- Help on the way: 19807
- International number for emergency calls - 112
- Ministry of Interior - 19819
- Weather forecast: 044800200
AIRPORTS - www.montenegroairports.com
- Airport Podgorica (TGD): +382 (20) 444 240,444 242
- Airport Tivat (TIV): +382 (32) 670 975
TRAIN SERVICE - www.zcg-prevoz.me/Red_voznje
- Railway station Podgorica: +382 (20) 411 211
- Railway station Bar: +382 (30) 301 615
SHIP TRAFFIC - www.montenegrolines.net
- Marine navigation: +382 (30) 303 469,311 164
PROVIDERS OF MOBILE TELEPHONY
- Telenor - 1188
- T Mobile - 1500
- M:tel - 1600
WORKING HOURS AND HOLIDAYS
Regular working hours of shops is 09.00-21.00.
Grocery stores works 06.00-21.00. In tourist places during summer season almost all shops work until 00:00
The largest number of post offices work from 08:00 to 20:00 During summer time on a coastal area even longer
Banks are opened from 08:00 until 18:00
1. January – New Year’s Eve
7. January –Orthodox Christmas
1. May – International labor day
21. May – Independence day
13. July – Day of statehood