21 interesting facts about Montenegro

Located in Eastern Europe, the country of Montenegro — a beautiful corner of the Earth, where it is very pleasant to visit. It resembles a kind of cocktail of the usual Russian realities and the European way of life, which cannot but bribe the numerous tourists who flock here every year.

Interesting facts about Montenegro

  1. Montenegro — young country. As an independent state, it took shape after the collapse of Yugoslavia.
  2. About a quarter of the country’s population lives in the capital, the city of Podgorica.
  3. The cultural and historical center of Montenegro, the city of Cetinje — one of the rainiest cities in Europe.
  4. Children in Montenegro are allowed almost everything. No one reprimands them, even if they are very noisy and annoy adults.
  5. The Montenegrin language resembles Russian, as it also has Slavic roots.
  6. The self-name of the country — Montenegro, which translates as «Black Mountain».
  7. Montenegrin has the status of an official language here, but no more than a third of the total population speaks it. The native language of most of the inhabitants is Serbo-Croatian, which is very similar to it.
  8. Montenegro, along with Finland — one of the greenest countries in the world, more than 40% of the territory is covered with trees (interesting facts about trees).
  9. Here is the second deepest canyon in the world, second only to the Grand Canyon in the United States.
  10. In addition to the mainland, Montenegro also includes fourteen islands.
  11. The inhabitants of Montenegro have the most high average height among all European nations.
  12. In Montenegrin supermarkets, bag lockers are not equipped with locks, since theft is practically absent here, as, for example, in Cyprus (interesting facts about Cyprus).
  13. Local law allows taxi drivers to transport drunk customers only in the back seat of the car.
  14. There are very few cinemas here. There are also few theaters.
  15. The water in most Montenegrin rivers is so clean that it can be drunk without prior purification (interesting facts about the rivers).
  16. «McDonald’s» not in Montenegro. Not a single one at all.
  17. There is a unique village of bachelors, Konyushi, where staunch opponents of marriage live.
  18. In the Montenegrin city called Kotor, there is the narrowest street in the world, about half a meter wide. And in the capital, Podgorica, there is the shortest street, with a single house and only thirty meters long.
  19. The Montenegrin village of Orjen, located on the slope of the mountain of the same name — the rainiest point in Europe.
  20. The unique Montenegrin river Bojana flows in both directions at once.
  21. More species of plants grow on the territory of Montenegro than in all other European countries combined.
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