Crmnica

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Crmnica numbered 16–22 in this map of Old Montenegro.

Crmnica (Montenegrin and Serbian Cyrillic: Црмница, pronounced [tsř̩mnitsa]) is a historical region in southern Montenegro. It is within the municipality of Bar and is considered a division of that municipality. The capital of the region is Virpazar. The region consists of the following 27 villages: Boljevići, Braćeni, Brijege, Bukovik, Donji Brčeli, Dupilo, Gluhi Do, Godinje, Gornji Brčeli, Komarno, Krnjice, Limljani, Mačuge, Mikovići, Orahovo, Ovtočići, Popratnica, Seoca, Sotonići, Tomići, Trnovo, Utrg, Virpazar and Zabes.

It is well known for its wines, especially autochthonous Vranac.

History[edit]

The Ottoman census of 1582–83 registered the "vilayet of the Black Mountain" (vilayet-i Kara Dağ), part of the Sanjak of Scutari, as having the following nahiyah, with number of villages: Grbavci with 13 villages, Župa with 11, Malonšići with 7, Pješivci with 14, Cetinje with 16, Rijeka with 31, Crmnica with 11, Paštrovići with 36 and Grbalj with 9 villages; a total of 148 villages.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Demographics per town[edit]

Town Montenegrins Serbs Bosniaks Muslims by nationality Albanians Croats No response Others Total
Boljevići 114 76 0 0 0 1 10 3 204
Braćeni 8 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Brijege 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Bukovik[disambiguation needed] 75 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Donji Brčeli 32 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 37
Dupilo 56 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 64
Gluhi Do 109 37 9 2 0 1 4 14 476
Godinje 45 12 0 0 0 0 3 0 60
Gornji Brčeli 33 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 40
Komarno 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
Krnjice 15 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 26
Limljani 81 38 1 0 0 0 11 2 133
Mačuge 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Orahovo 44 20 0 1 0 0 1 0 66
Ovtočići 53 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 57
Popratnica 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Seoca[disambiguation needed] 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
Sotonići 95 12 0 0 0 2 0 3 112
Tomići 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
Trnovo 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Utrg 33 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 37
Virpazar 208 106 0 0 10 1 3 9 337
Total 1,112 365 10 3 11 6 35 32 1,874

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