By its location Montenegro belongs to the Middle Mediterranean region, that is, to southern Europe.
It is located between 41o52'-43o42' north latitude and 18o 26'-20o22' east longitude. Montenegro to the southeast borders on Albania, to the south it shares the Adriatic Sea with Italy, and to the west its neighbors are Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

No visas are needed when entering Montenegro directly, if you are members of the European Community (Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Austria), Former Yugoslav Republics (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia), Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Republic of Slovakia, Poland, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belorussia, the United States of America, Canada and Switzerland.

Citizens of other countries before travelling to Montenegro need to obtain a visa in one of the Yugoslavian Embassies or Consulates abroad.

You can enter Montenegro directly through the international airports in Podgorica, Tivat and Cilipi (Croatia) as well at land border crossings: Debeli brijeg - from Croatia, Vilusi, Vracenovici, Scepan polje and Metaljka - from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bozaj from Albania and sea border crossings: Bar, Kotor, Budva and Zelenika.

When entering Montengro over the territory of Serbia, before starting your trip, you should check in the nearest Yugoslav Embassy whether you need a visa for entering Serbia. We recommend you the same if you are planning to continue your trip from Montenegro to Serbia.


13.812 km2



Length of borders:

614 km

Largest town:

Podgorica (159.000 inhabitants)- the administrative and economic center


Cetinje- the historical and cultural center





Length of seacoast:

293 km

Length of beaches:

73 km

The longest beach:

Velika plaza, Ulcinj- 13.000 m

The highest peak:

Bobotov kuk (mountain Durmitor) - 2.525m

The largest lake:

Skadar- 391 km2

The deepest canyon:

Tara - 1.300 m

The largest bay:

Boka kotorska

National parks:

Durmitor- 39.000 ha
Lovcen - 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:

- The Mount Durmitor with the canyon of the Tara River
- Kotor - the old city

Transport communications:

- two international airports in Montenegro: Podgorica and Tivat and one in Croatia(Dubrovnik)
- port Bar, port Kotor, port Zelenika; ferry connections on the line Bar-Bari, Bar-Ancona
- rail-way Bar - Podgorica - Beograd
- The Adriatic Highway

Total length of roads:

5.174 km

Length of railway:

249 km

Border crossings:

- Albania: Bozaj (The Skadar Lake)
- Croatia: Debeli brijeg
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Vilusi, Vracenovici, Scepan Polje, Metaljka
- Sea border: ports Bar, Kotor, Budva and Zelenika


The official language is Serbian. The most often spoken foreign languages are English, Italian and German.


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (Federal and Republic)
- January 1 - New Year's Eve
- May 1 - The International Holiday of Work
- July 13 - Constitution day

- Easter, Christmas and Bairam

Pets are regulated according to international standards, if they have a valid passport and health department regulations.

The electricity supply in Montenegro is 220 volts, ac 50 Hz.