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Montenegro is situated in the southeast of the European continent, on the southern part of the Adriatic Sea. It covers an area of 13.812 km2 with 620,000 inhabitants. This area exudes wealth of diverse natural beauty that is reflected in the unique forms of relief, hydrography, flora and fauna. In the south, the sea coast stretches for over 293 km, with 117 beaches, while in the north there are high mountains Durmitor, Lovcen Prokletije, separated by the canyons of Tara, Lim and other rivers.

Area: 13,812 km²
Population: 620,000
Length of the border: 614 km
Capital: Podgorica (173,000 inhabitants) - the administrative and economic center
Old Royal Capital: Cetinje - historical and cultural center
Currency: Euro (€)
Coastline: 293 km
The number of beaches: 117
Length of beaches: 52 km
Longest beach: Velika plaza (Ulcinj) - 13 km
Highest peak: Bobotov Kuk (Durmitor) - 2523 m
The largest lake: Skadar Lake (391 km)
The deepest canyon: Tara (1.300 m)
National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska Gora, Lake Skadar, Lovcen, Prokletije
The largest bay: Bay of Boka-Kotor
Time Zone: GTM +1
Electrical system: 220V/50Hz
Climate: Mediterranean
Average air temperature: 27.4 º C (during summer)
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 º C
The average number of sunny days per year: 240
Swimming season: 180 days
Sea colour: dark blue
Sea transparency/visibility: 38-56 m

Coastal part of Montenegro consists of the Municipalities of Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj and Cetinje. The largest bay, Boka-Kotor, due to its configuration and steep mountain sides descending into the sea, is reminiscent of a fjord. It is hard to say what is more beautiful and interesting: cultural monuments, lush vegetation, transparent and clear blue sea or mountain ranges surrounding the Riviera, thus protecting it from cold northern winds, creating a gentle, Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winters.

Herceg Novi is located at the entrance to one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Boka-Kotor, plunged in the lavish greenery, surrounded by six hundred years old fortresses and treasures of multicultural heritage resulting from encounters of many different people and civilizations. Herceg Novi is a city with the highest average temperature in the Adriatic Sea and with over two hundred days of sunshine per year, making it one of the most pleasant places for vacation on the Montenegrin coast. This is a city with 25km long Riviera,
Lustica peninsula nearby, picturesque mountainous background, beautiful villages and towns at the foot of the mountain Orjen (1895m alt), a city that has plenty to show to its guests and a lot something to be proud of.
Herceg Novi Riviera stretches for over 15 km and consists of 7 smaller areas and seaside resorts each with their own characteristics and peculiarities.

Meljine is located 3 km east of Herceg Novi as has around 1150 inhabitants. The most significant place of cultural and historical value is Lazaret, which dates from 1732. Lazaret is attractive and imposing structure, which at the time of building (XVIII century) represented a major health and medical institution for the Bay of Boka-Kotor. It was constructed by the Venetians in carved stone, prepared by the monks, who were alse preparing to build a large monastery at Savina.

How to get here
Montenegro is connected with neighboring and other countries by all types of transport: road, rail, air and sea. Continuous investment in the restoration and construction of road infrastructure with the existing natural, cultural and historical wealth, will allow Montenegro to become a very attractive tourist destination.
If traveling by air, there are three international airports close by: Tivat (23km), Ćilipi (in Croatia - 30 km) and Podgorica (112 km).
Passenger and cargo ferries operate regular lines Bar-Bari and Bar-Ancona. Ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi all have the status of ports for international traffic.

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