Montenegro Political System

According to, with capital city of Podgorica, Montenegro is a country located in Southern Europe with total population of 628,077.

Where is Montenegro

Montenegro discharged its military duty with the country’s independence in 2006. The country joined NATO in 2017. Montenegro has a total workforce of 1950 active personnel. In addition, 10 100 semi-military, of which about 4100 are special police forces.

Land area 13,812 km²
Total population 609.859
Population density (per km²) 44.2
Capital Podgorica
Official language Serbian
Income per capita $ 17,800
Currency Euro
ISO 3166 code ME
Internet TLD .me
License plate MNE
Telephone code +382
Time zone UTC +01: 00
Geographic coordinates 42 30 N, 19 18 O

The army is easily equipped and has 875 active personnel. The Air Force has 225 active personnel and 14 helicopters. The Navy has a staff of 350, five patrol vessels, and one auxiliary vessel. See ABBREVIATIONFINDER for how MW can stand for Montenegro.

International operations

In 2018, Montenegro participated, among others, in the NATO operation in Afghanistan (Operation Resolute Support) with 20 personnel, and in the UN operation in Western Sahara (MINURSO) with two observers.

Economic conditions

Poor and ungrateful soil, in which torrential rains rapidly disperse over such an extension, therefore difficult to irrigate or reduce to cultivation except at the bottom of basins and karst basins and in the short plain of the Zeta.

The most common cereal is corn throughout the Crnagora proper and in the valleys and hollows of the other areas. In the highlands of the NE. barley prevails. Around the Lake of Scutari and in the Zeta valley the cultivation of the vine and that of tobacco spreads quite richly. See for Montenegro travel guide.

Sheep and goat breeding is widespread everywhere, almost everywhere with the practice of transhumance, particularly intense between the low basins and the high lands of the NE. The NE forests still have considerable resources, however badly exploitable due to lack of communications. Some coal resources appear in the Rijeka valley and around Ulcinj; perhaps exploitable iron ores around Podgorica.

The industry is reduced to the manufacture of coarse woolen and some traditional typical products (leather works, carpets). There is a tobacco factory in Podgorica.

Montenegro exported timber, salted fish, raw hides and skins from the small ports of Pristanj (Bar) and Ulcinj. The traffic, which took place mainly with the Italian coast, is reduced after the World War almost only to small exchanges with the Yugoslavian interior and with the nearest Dalmatian coast.

Communications, despite the efforts of the reign of Nicholas and the recent ones of the Yugoslav regime, are still quite deficient. There is only one narrow-gauge railway line from Bar to Virpazar, on Lake Skadar: this is crossed by small boats. Of the ordinary routes, the main comeback from Ulcinj and Bar to Virpazar then to Rijeka and Cettigne, then turns to Danilovgrad, goes up the Zeta, passes into the Niksić basin and from here to the north. However, access to Cettigne from the sea is shorter from Kotor, due to the picturesque route that climbs the Lovćen wall. A third important route climbs from the Boka Kotorska to Grahovo, then merging with a large loop at Nikšić.

The junction of the roads in eastern Montenegro is Podgorica, to which a branch of the Antivari-Cettigne goes from Rijeka and from which roads branch off to Lake Skadar, Danilovgrad and Kolašin along the Zeta and Morača, and from Kolašin to Peć.

Regular automotive services now connect all these major centers.