FREE Quote   Call Toll FREE: 1-800-322-0284
Accredited Language Services
Free Translation Tool Website Translation Language Identifier LanguagesCountries Useful Links


The use of the name Montenegro began in the 15th century when the Crnojevic dynasty began to rule the Serbian principality of Zeta; over subsequent centuries Montenegro was able to maintain its independence from the Ottoman Empire. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro became a theocracy ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it was transformed into a secular principality. After World War I, Montenegro was absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929; at the conclusion of World War II, it became a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When the latter dissolved in 1992, Montenegro federated with Serbia, first as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, after 2003, in a looser union of Serbia and Montenegro. 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.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 684,736 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Montenegrin(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Montenegrin

Official Language(s): Serbian

Major Languages Spoken: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Map of Montenegro

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Republic of Montenegro

Country Name (short form): Montenegro

Country Name (local long form): Republika Crna Gora

Country Name (local short form): Crna Gora

Name of Capital: Podgorica (administrative capi

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Montenegro: Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia

Land Area: 13812 sq km

Water Area: 214 sq km

Comparative Area: slightly smaller than Connecticut

Total Land Boundry: 625 km

Coastline: 293.5 km

National Holiday: National Day, 13 July (1878)

International Phone Code: +381

Currency Code: euro (EUR)

Internet Country Code: .me

US Embassy Location: Ljubljanska bb, 82000 Podgorica, Montenegro

US Embassy Mailing Address: use embassy street address


Montenegro flag

Services Related to Montenegro

ALS provides translation support equipped for all situations. Whether it is for personal documents, legal, or corporate needs, ALS has certified translators for more than 150 languages and dialects. All bilingual professionals are certified for interpreting languages in spoken and written form. Translations are done in a timely manner with the option of rush delivery. ALS International can also provide a free quote for many our interpreting services.

Related Services