Igalo

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Igalo
Игало
Panorama Igalo - panoramio.jpg
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Sava Ilića, Igalo, Черногория - panoramio (2).jpg
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Sailors in Igalo , Herceg Novi , Montenegro - panoramio.jpg
Igalo is located in Montenegro
Igalo
Igalo
Location within Montenegro
Coordinates: 42°27′32″N 18°30′44″E / 42.45889°N 18.51222°E / 42.45889; 18.51222
Country Montenegro
MunicipalityGreat Coat of Arms of Herceg Novi.png Herceg Novi
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,355
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Igalo (Serbian Cyrillic: Игало) is a small town in the Herceg Novi Municipality of Montenegro. It is accessible via the E65/E80 north headed to Dubrovnik, Croatia. According to the 2003 Census, it has a population of 3,754.[1] The town adjoins Herceg Novi and is administratively divided leaving no clear division between the towns.[2]

Overview[edit]

Villa Galeb Interior (summer 2018).

Located on the slopes of Mount Orjen, Igalo is regionally famous for the "DR Simo Milošević" Institute, a Mediterranean themed health spa which formerly attracted many tourists. Architect Aleksandar Đorđevic built this Institute. The institute is one of the unique hospitals and spas in the Balkans. Though the effects of the Yugoslav Wars limited Igalo's attractiveness as a tourist destination, it nonetheless remains a popular resort for tourists from the surrounding region.

Former Yugoslav leader Tito had his summer villa in this town. This villa was subsequently used to host the last meeting between Slobodan Milošević (then President of Serbia) and Franjo Tuđman (then President of Croatia) amid the early stages of the Yugoslav Wars and fighting between Serbs and Croats throughout Croatia.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, its population was 3,355.[3]

Ethnicity in 2011
Ethnicity Number Percentage
Serbs 1,804 53.8%
Montenegrins 1,016 30.3%
Croats 61 1.8%
Roma 29 0.9%
Macedonians 15 0.4%
other/undeclared 430 12.8%
Total 3,355 100%

Sports[edit]

The local football team, FK Igalo 1929, plays in the country's second tier. They host their home matches at the Stadion Solila.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Становништво, национална или етничка припадност, подаци по насељима. Подгорица: Републички завод за статистику. септембар 2004. ISBN 978-86-84433-00-0.
  2. ^ Igalo, Crna Gora, igalo.biz
  3. ^ "Tabela N1. Stanovništvo prema nacinalnoj odnosno etničkoj pripadnosti po naseljima, Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i stanova u Crnoj Gori 2011. godine" (in Montenegrin). Statistical Office of Montenegro. Retrieved January 27, 2012.