Montenegro

 

Montenegro’s tourism suffered greatly from Yugoslavia’s tragic civil war in the 1990’s. In recent years, along with the stabilized situation in the region, tourism in Montenegro has begun to recover, and Montenegro is being rediscovered by tourists from around the globe.

In 2007, the country received peak level of tourism which almost reached pre-war volumes. As a result, many roads have been renovated (reducing driving time) and many hotels have been constructed or renovated.

Talk

The official language is called Montenegrin. It is essentially the same language as Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. In some municipalities with an Albanian majority (Ulcinj, Plav, Gusinje) and the Malesia district in Podgorica municipality, the Albanian language is commonly spoken. Slovene and Macedonian are also understood. Even though their languages are virtually identical, people distinguish between the Montenegrin, Serb, Croat and Bosniak ethnicities, Montenegrins forming a majority.

In Podgorica and the coastal area, many people can sparingly speak English, but that is not always the case in the north. Older people sometimes have a working knowledge of German.

(source: Wikitravel)

 

 

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