Are you considering traveling to Montenegro? If yes, do you know some facts about this country? If no then we have them for you! This Balkan country is one of the famous tourist destinations in the world. Having plenty of beautiful places and exciting activities, it will make your next holiday enjoyable as ever.
Montenegro surely has a lot of surprising and interesting facts that are ready to be explored by a traveler like you! Having tons of castles and historical sites, it offers an exciting and meaningful trip to anyone staying here.
Just to be prepared before your trip, we listed the things to know about Montenegro for you to know what to expect when you go there. These facts are surprising and interesting at the same time. But these will also help you have a wonderful stay and will help you learn more about the country’s culture that of course, we need to respect. Here are the facts about Montenegro.
1. As of 2019, the population in Montenegro is 627,987.
2. The official language is Montenegrin. However, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian are also widely spoken.
3. Montenegro uses the Euro as its currency. However, it does not print or issue its own euro. It imports them from other countries.
4. Montenegro gained its independence from Serbia in June 2006 making it one of the newest countries in the world.
5. One of the oldest olive trees in the world can be found in Mitrovica, a village in Montenegro. It is said to be at least 2,000 years old!
6. Montenegrins are considered as some of the tallest people in the world. The average height for men is 1.83 m (6ft).
7. Montenegro is one of those countries that is diverse. With Montenegrins, Serbs, Bosnians, and Albanians living in the country, it’s not surprising to see a mixture of religion, ethnicity, and language.
8. Montenegro is a small country, it is almost equal to the size of Connecticut, USA.
9. Filipinos need a visa before entering Montenegro
Requirements for Visa application (For Filipinos)
- Completed Visa application form.
- A passport that’s at least 6 months valid.
- One colored photo (35×45 mm)
- Proof os purpose of stay in Montenegro. (It can be an invitation letter, a state authority in Montenegro, or a letter from an organizer of an event in Montenegro)
- Proof of accommodation.
- Proof of sufficient funds, it can be a bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards, etc.
- A return ticket.
- Proof of means of travel in Montenegro (transportation tickets or driver’s license).
- Proof of health insurance.
- Proof of the consular fee that has been charged.
10. Montenegro has a total number of 117 beaches.
11. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world.
12. Lord Bryon, a legendary English Romantic Poet described Montenegro as: ‘At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast’.
13. Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro.
14. Montenegro’s flag features a lion. It is based on the flag that was in use during King Nicola I reign in 1910 to 1918.
15. The Tara River measures 144 km in total and 110 km of it is in Montenegro. The 34 km are in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
17. Sveti Stefan is the most popular tourist destination in the country. It is just 15 minutes away from Budva, by car.
18. The National Holiday of Montenegro is celebrated every July 13. It is known as Statehood Day.
19. During the winter season, Montenegro’s weather becomes really cold, snowy, and intolerable. So fewer tourists go here during these months.
20. The first National Printing House was in Montenegro.
21. Montenegro became the 192nd member of the United Nations on June 26, 2006.
22. In Montenegro, it is part of their custom to bring a box of coffee and a bottle of wine when being invited by someone.
23. About 47% of Montenegro’s population is between the ages of 25 and 54.
24. Montenegro has a 99% high literacy rate.
25. It may be a small country, but Montenegro has a total of 5 airports (2 international and other 3 for aviation/military).
26. More than a million mobile subscriptions and 160,000 fixed-line telephone connections are there in Montenegro.
27. 60% of Montenegro’s population uses the internet.
These are the things to know about Montenegro that would get you ready when you decide to visit and explore this Balkan country. Make sure to make the most out of your adventure and bring home great memories as you leave this place and went back to your homeland.
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