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Basic information

  • Area: 108 km2 (42 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +382 20
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 187,085
  • Language: Montenegrin, others
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Podgorica – Overview

The capital and largest city in Montenegro, Podgorica is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of the country.

Located in the middle of the country, the city lies 9.3 miles north of Lake Skadar. The Moraca river runs through the city and has carved a canyon 66 ft deep. Podgorica occupies an area of 42 Square miles.

Podgorica is well known for it's very hot summers with temperatures over 40 C common in July and August.

Reflecting the Ottoman occupation during it's history, the city has several examples of Turkish architecture. Recent years has seen the creation of new squares, parks and monuments such as the Orthodox Temple and the Millennium Bridge.

Podgorica is well on the way to becoming a modern European city.