Average number of sunny days per year:
Because of the diversity of terrain on a fairly small area and signifi cant temperature differences between northern and southern Montenegro, the average air temperature in Montenegro is diffi cult to determine. The average temperatures in 2011 ranged from 6.8 ºC at Žabljak (in the north) to 18.2 ºC in Budva, and 17.5 ºC in Podgorica. Average summer temperature at the coast is 23.1 ºC.
Official languages and alphabet:
The offi cial language in Montenegro is Montenegrin, and the Cyrillic and Latin alphabet are equally used. Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Albanian languages are offi cially used.
Passport or other internationally recognised documents.
The currency used in Montenegro is EURO (€), even though Montenegro is not an EU member.
Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners.
Montenegro is in the Central European time zone (GMT + 1). On the last Saturday in March, the time zone switches to GMT + 2, until the last Sunday in October.
Montenegro was the fi rst country to be declared an ecological state (in 1991). There are as many as fi ve national parks in the small territory of Montenegro: Lake Biograd National Park (5,650 ha), Lake Skadar National Park (40,000 ha), Durmitor National Park (39,000 ha), Lovćen National Park (5,650 ha, representing a perfect symbiosis of water areas and wild karst) and Prokletije National Park (16,630 ha).
Mains voltage and water:
220V/50Hz, Montenegrin rivers are part of the Black Sea and Adriatic Sea basins. The total surface of the part of the Black Sea basin is approximately 7,260 km² or 52.5% of the territory of Montenegro. The total Montenegrin surface of the Adriatic basin is approximately 6,560 km² or 47.5%. The longest river is the Tara river (141 km) and other longer rivers include Piva, Ćehotina, Zeta, Morača, Bojana, and Lim. Tara fl ows through a 1,300 m deep canyon, one of the deepest ones in Europe. The only navigable river is the Crnojevića River. Lake Skadar is the largest lake in Montenegro and in the Balkan Peninsula. Lake Skadar is a cryptodepression. The lakes of the Montenegrin mountain area are of glacial origin. The largest and most famous lakes are: Plavsko, Biogradsko, Crno, Šasko and Pešića lakes. Most of them are situated in national parks.
International calling code:
International calling code for Montenegro is +382.