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Crna Gora or Montenegro is a republic on the western Balkan peninsula, from 1945 until 2003 a republic of Yugoslavia. Some Montenegrins have in recent years shown a desire to separate Montenegro from the federation with jist of the separatist movement being among the Slavic Muslim and Albanian minorities who make up some 20% of the population. In 2002, Serbia and Montenegro came to a new agreement regarding continued cooperation, which, among other changes, promised to end the use of the name Yugoslavia in favor of Serbia and Montenegro.

  • area: 13,812 sq. km.
  • population: 650,000
  • capital: Podgorica
  • currency: euro

The principal cities are the capital Podgorica (Titograd up to 1992), with 130,000 inhabitants, Niksic[?] (60,000) and Pljevlja[?] (22,000).

See also: Serbia and Montenegro/History, Transportation in Serbia and Montenegro

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