Montenegro 2002

In 2002, Montenegro was a small Balkan nation located in the Adriatic Sea with a population of approximately 619,000 people. The economy was largely based on tourism and shipping services. In terms of infrastructure, the country had relatively limited access to roads and telecommunications networks. Education was also relatively limited with approximately 87% of the population being literate. According to computerannals, Montenegro had been making progress in recent years in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction. The government had implemented several economic reform measures such as reducing trade tariffs and increasing foreign investment which had helped to boost the country’s economy. In addition, efforts were being made to improve health care services and access to education for all citizens. As a result of these initiatives, Montenegro had achieved a higher standard of living than many other developing countries in the region at that time.

According to Countryaah website,  the national day of Montenegro is Tuesday, July 13.

Montenegro Border Countries Map

Montenegro’s forests

A lot of wood is processed in Montenegro. This is an important industry for the country. But there is still a lot of forest area, because around 40 percent of the entire area is covered with forest. Half of them are under nature protection.

Trees grow in Montenegro that you may know from home, such as firs, spruces and beeches, which grow mainly in the middle of the country. Quite exotic-sounding species such as the snake-skin pine, the Greek maple or the tree hazel also grow in the mountains. Holm oaks can be found on the coast.

National parks

In order to preserve the biodiversity of Montenegro, several national parks have been established and many areas of the country have been declared nature reserves. The Durmitor National Park is located in the Durmitor Mountains and is home to high peaks, many lakes and the Tara Canyon.

Another large and national park is the Biogradska Gora. This consists mainly of forest and the Biogradsko Jezero lake. The forest is a primeval forest and is therefore several hundred years old. The trees grow to a height of 40 meters. There are also glaciers and smaller lakes in the park. Both parks are home to many animal and plant species and must therefore be protected.

Which animals live in Montenegro?

Wild animals such as wolves and bears live in the deep and untouched areas of Montenegro. Unfortunately, however, these species are threatened by hunting tourists. They come to Montenegro from Italy to hunt there. Instead of preventing this, however, hunting is officially approved by the state and sometimes even encouraged, because the hunting licenses bring money. Above all, the government argues that species such as wolves or bears would attack farm animals, although this actually happens very rarely due to the small number of “wild animals”.

Farm animals and birds

Livestock such as sheep and goats are very important for agriculture in Montenegro. They can also survive well in the mountainous parts of the country. Donkeys and occasionally horses are also used for transport.

There are many bird watchers who travel to Montenegro every year to admire the biodiversity of the birds that live there. Whether pelican, duck, cormorant or eagle and vulture – many birds live in Montenegro. In addition to the native species, numerous migratory birds also travel the country every year to rest. There are also snakes and many species of fish on the clean Adriatic coast.

Montenegro Country Overview

Finnish citizens do not need a visa when traveling to Montenegro.

Montenegro’s climate is Mediterranean and the summers are warm and the winters mild. The mountains have a cooler climate and the wettest months hit the end of the year.

No special vaccinations are required in Montenegro, but please always check the vaccination requirements at your health center or the vaccination advice of the tourist clinic

Currency: The currency of Montenegro is the Euro.

Time difference to Finland
-1 hour time difference to Finland.

Montenegro electricity is generally 230 V.

Mobile phones
In general, mobile phones work well, please check the coverage of your subscription with your operator. The area code for Kosovo is +382

It is safe to travel in the country, normal caution should be exercised.

Food & beverage
The country’s traditional cuisine consists of meat, vegetables, cabbage, sour milk products and cereals and potatoes. In addition, delicious seafood and Italian-influenced food can be found along the coast and in popular tourist destinations.