Capital: Podogorica Language: Although it is officially Montenegrin, Serbian is spoken by 66% Population: 657,000 Continent: Europe Currency: Euro Political system: Parliamentary Republic
As a peaceful and conciliatory nation, only recently established as an independent state from Serbia, you are free to take this nation in any real direction of travel. You could have considerable influence over the Adriatic.
Separation from Serbia:
In May 2006, Montenegro invoked its right under the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro to hold a referendum on independence from the state union. The vote for severing ties with Serbia exceeded 55% - the threshold set by the EU - allowing Montenegro to formally declare its independence on 3 June 2006.
- Largely comprised of tourism and refined metal exportation (aluminium)
- In 2011, real GDP growth reached 1.8%, the highest it has been in three years.
Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Greece, Croatia
Montenegro, as a relatively newer independent state, does not have any pressing international issues
Fact/Opinion (which one is which?!)
Montenegro literally means ‘Black mountain’
If anyone has watched James Bond: Casino Royale, I’m sure you will have also noticed Montenegro’s stunning landscape and general air of class and uniqueness
The country of Montenegro has always been a problem for cartographers simply because it was comparatively impossible to write out all the letters of its name on the small space it takes on a map!