- 27 Mar 2020

History of Montenegro


Let’s take a step back and talk about the history of Montenegro. To be more specific let’s talk about the history of the country and where is it headed now.

#1 History of Montenegro

The country of Montenegro has a rich history and culture dating back to ancient Rome.

What was Montenegro before?

Before Montenegro became a country, it was kingdom, i.e in 1905 before the first world war. After the war it became a part of Yugoslavia and later on it separated into two countries, Serbia and Montenegro.

When was Montenegro founded?

When Yugoslavia broke up, Serbia and Montenegro together formed Federal Republic of Yugoslavia which was renamed in 2003 to State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
Finally on 3rd of June 2006, country of Montenegro was founded.

How did Montenegro get its name?

The history of name goes back to 1276 during the times of King Milutin. The term ‘Crna Gora’ (Montenegro) was mentioned for the first time in King’s Charter in 1276. The meaning of the word refers to vast and dense forest in the region of Mount Lovcen, and the viewers saw that the forest was so dense that it reminded people of a black mountain.

What ethnicity is Montenegro?

According to Wikipedia, 45% are Montenegrin and 28.7% Serbian. Apart from this there are Bosniak 8.7%, Albanian 4.9% .

What does Montenegro mean in English?

Following the previous question I mentioned that it reminded people of a black mountain, that is what Montenegro means in English. It means black mountain

Speed boat in Kotor
Speed boat in Kotor

#2 Where does this leave us

So now that you know a little bit about the history of the country now let’s see what present-day Montenegro has to offer.

What is modern Montenegro like?

After gaining its independence Montenegro has grown quite a bit, it has a mostly service-based economy although it has rich forests and seas which give it the potential to become much more.

Montenegro is slowly moving towards a modern economic look. Most of the state-owned companies are now privatized including 100% of the telecom and banking industry.

So what is Montenegro famous for?

Lord Bryon a famous poet said it perfectly, ‘ At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast ‘.

At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast

Lord Bryon – poet

It has a beautiful coastline and lush forest and greenery and the weather is nice and sunny throughout the year. It is definitely worth a visit.

Is it expensive for tourists?

Montenegro is a relatively cheap country compared to Western Europe, the most popular tourist destination is the city of Kotor and Budva.

It is also a much cheaper holiday destination than Greece or Croatia, and you are more likely to save money on your holiday to Montenegro. On average you can find hotels in Kotor and Budva for 40 euro per night.

To sum up, Montenegro is a Balkan beauty. With mirror-like beautiful lakes, and amazing sandy beaches. It has everything a holidaymaker would want from a holiday destination, old historic cities, mountains, forests the Adriatic Sea with a wide range of activities.

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