Montenegro, the world’s newest independent state is located in South-eastern Europe, at the south of Adriatic Sea. A number of natural lakes, high peaks, national parks, dark mountain forests, untouched rustic areas, high mountains above blue Mediterranean sea, flourish greenery along the coast and many small old towns situated along the coast of a specific Mediterranean milieu make Montenegro one of the most natural preserved regions in Europe.
Montenegro got independence in 2006.
For administrative purposes Montenegro is divided into 21 municipalities. They are Andrijevica, Bar, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Budva, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Herceg Novi, Kolašin, Kotor, Mojkovac, Nikšić, Plav, Plužine, Pljevlja, Podgorica, Rožaje, Šavnik, Tivat, Ulcinj and Žabljak.
Biggest cities of Montenegro include Podgorica, Nikšić, Bijelo Polje, Pljevlja, Herceg Novi, Bar, Cetinje, Berane and Rožaje.
Lake Biograd, Crno Lake, Lake Plav, Lake Skadar and Lake Visitor are the major lakes of Montenegro. Among these Skadar Lake is the largest lake which has a surface area of 391 square kilometres.
Zla Kolata is the highest mountain in Montenegro. It is 2,534m high. Mount Orjen which has an elevation of 6,214 ft is the highest massif in Montenegro among the coastal limestone ranges. The lowest point is the Zeta River valley, at an elevation of 1,600 ft.
The major rivers of Montenegro includes Bojana, Bukovica, Ćehotina, Cem, Ibar, Lim, Mareza, Morača, Piva, Ribnica, Šavnik, Sitnica, Tara, Trebišnjica, Tušina and Zeta.
Ada Bojana, Mamula, Our Lady of the Rocks, Prevlaka Island, Sveti Marko Island, Sveti Nikola Island, Sveti Đorđe and Vranjina are the major islands of Montenegro.
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