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Tuesday 11th of July 2006 04:06:46 PM
Hi everyone!

There’s one more country added to our PhraseBase list. I am from Montenegro, or as I prefer to call it, Crna Gora (Black Mountain) and I’d be happy to talk about it with you: about its nature, people, customs, life give answers to your questions…just hoping we can keep political discussion to the minimum.

Once again, welcome to Crna Gora forum!


Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:09:46 PM
According to its position, Montenegro belongs to central Mediterranean, i.e. southeast Europe. It is located between 41° 52' and 43° 42' of the Northern geographic latitude and 18° 26' and 20° 22' of the Southern geographic longitude.

Montenegro - basic data:
surface - 13.812 km2,
population - over 662.000
seacoast - 294 km,
beaches - 73 km
the highest mountain - 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk)
the largest lake: 391 km2 Skadarsko
the deepest canyon: 1.300 m Tara (second deepest canyon in the world)
the largest bay: Boka kotorska (one of world’s most beautiful bays )
the longest beach: 13.000 m (Velika plaža, Ulcinj)

National parks:
- Durmitor - 39.000 ha
- Lovćen - 6.400 ha
- Biogradska gora - 5.400 ha
- The Skadar Lake - 40.000 ha

The world natural and cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO:
- Mount Durmitor with the canyon of the Tara River
- Kotor - the old city

Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:11:19 PM
Podgorica – 173.000 inhabitants

Border crossings:
Albania – Božaj and Sukobin
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sitnica, Vilusi, Šćepan Polje
Croatia - Debeli brijeg
Serbia - Ranče, Čemerno, Dobrakovo, Kula, Draženovac, Vuče

Ports :
Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi

Airports :
Podgorica and Tivat

Visas :
Documents necessary for traveling: national travel document (passport)
For the stay of up to 30 days the citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for Montenegro: EU countries, Andorra, Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Byelorussia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Island, Japan, Canada, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldavia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Romania, USA, San Marino, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican. Citizens of other countries need visas.

Car insurance:
There is a mandatory insurance of the vehicles at the border crossings. The green card is valid for the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Iran, Island, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxemburg, Hungary, Morocco, Malta, Macedonia, Moldavia, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Great Britain.

Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:12:21 PM

The exchange of other foreign currencies is carried out at the counters of business banks and currency exchange offices.

ATM`s & cards :
You have ATM`s in almoust every city.
You can use MasterCard, Maestro and Visa card for paying in many shops and gas stations. Other cards are accepted in some Montenegrin banks.

Opening hours: 08.00 a.m. - 07.00 p.m., on Saturdays 08.00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m., banks are closed on Sundays.

Foreign currency regulations:
Foreign citizens may bring into the country unlimited quantity of foreign currencies which have to be reported on the occasion of entering the country, in order to be able to take them out.
Montenegrin citizens may take out of the country foreign currencies up to the amount of € 1.000.

Opening hours of shops is from 09.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. Grocery stores are open from 06.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. In tourist resorts during the tourist season all shops are open until midnight.

Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:13:54 PM
Important phone numbers:
Area code for Montenegro: +382
93-Fire fighting
94-Health Emergency
95 ďż˝ Exact time
9807-Information and help on the roads.
9848 - Weather forecast

For calls from Montenegro one dials: 00 + certain country code + city code.

Mobile telephony
There are two mobile telephony operators:
Pro Monte GSM (069)
Info: 9898

Monet GSM (067)
Info: 9899

There is Roaming service with all bigger countries of Europe and the world.

The advice for tourists is to use Pre paid cards which can be bought in post offices, selling points of the operators or tobacco shops/newsagents.

Internet Montenegro 081 403 444
Number for Dial-up connection: 9802

Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:14:35 PM
Tourist Offers:

Seaside resorts
Ulcinj (Velika plaža/Big beach, Ada), Bar (Sutomore, Čanj), Budva (Petrovac, Miločer, Sveti Stefan, Bečići), Tivat (Donja Lastva, Radovići), Kotor (Risan, Perast, Prčanj) and Herceg-Novi (Bijela, Igalo).

Mountain resorts
Žabljak (Durmitor), Kolašin (Bjelasica), Berane (Lokve), Rožaje (Turjak).

Health tourism
Mediterranean health center – Igalo
Rehabilitation institute - Vrmac

Hunting tourism
Hunting grounds are: Skadar lake, Durmitor, Bjelopavlići plain, Crmnica, Ulcinj (Šaš)
Fishing: Skadar lake, Crno jezero/Black lake, Biogradsko jezero, rivers: Morača, Tara, Bojana and Zeta, coastal region.

Tuesday 11th of July 2006 05:15:23 PM
National Cuisine

Smoked ham and homemade cheese of NjeguŠi, olives

Main dish:
Seafood, various fish, lamb baked under iron pan, trout

grappa, wine Vranac (red) and Krstač (white), beer from Nikšić

Saturday 12th of July 2008 06:19:58 AM
uhhh, cevapi, njeguski prsut.. delicious! i liked it so much, i decided to bring a piece home (and a bottle of rakija grappa, too :P)
unfortunately, i didnt visit much when i was there, cause my friends were quite lazy..but i managed to see some beautiful places, such as Sv.Stefan island, and Kotor fortress (one million stairs, omg!!). On je vrlo lijepo mjesto, food and cigarettes are cheap, and girls are very nice, eheh, i suggest u to visit it! I'll post some photos, when i have some time

Saturday 12th of July 2008 03:10:16 PM
photos: Budva's city walls
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Sveti Stefan
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Boka kotorska
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