List of regions of Montenegro

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Regions of Montenegro
Regioni Crne Gore
Regions of Montenegro.jpg
Category Statistical regions
Location Montenegro
Number 3 regions
Populations 146,784 (Coastal region) - 279,419 (Central region)
Areas 1,591 km2 (Coastal region) – 8,399 km2 (Northern region)
Subdivisions Municipality

The regions of Montenegro are defined, as of 2011, by the Montenegrin Regional Development Law (Zakon o regionalnom razvoju).[1] The regions, as defined by law, roughly correspond to the informal and colloquial division of Montenegro, often used by the Montenegrin media and citizens.

Regions are not administrative divisions per se; they are used for statistical and analytical purposes, to help create the outline for more uniform economic development of Montenegro. This official definition of the regions of Montenegro is one of many definitions that are in everyday use in the country. However, this division into three regions is most widespread:

List[edit]

Name Area Population Munic. Map
Central region
Централни регион
Centralni region
4,917 km2 2,065 km2 (Nikšić)
- 501 km2 (Danilovgrad)
279,419 187,085 (Podgorica)
- 5,208 (Danilovgrad)
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Coastal region
Приморски регион
Primorski region
1,591 km2 598 km2 (Bar)
- 46 km2 (Tivat)
146,784 42,068 (Bar)
- 14,110 (Tivat)
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Northern region
Сјеверни регион
Sjeverni region

8,399 km2 1,346 km2 (Pljevlja)
- 173 km2 (Petnjica)
195,991 46,081 (Bijelo Polje)
- 2,947 (Šavnik)
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Central Region[edit]

This region consists of four municipalities. It is the most populous of the regions, and contains the capital of Podgorica, historical capital of Cetinje, and the industrial center of Nikšić. Most of Montenegrin economic, cultural, educational and administration base is located within the region.

Municipality Area Population Ethnic Majority Predominant language Predominant religion
Km² Rank Total Rank
Cetinje 899 3 16,657 3 Montenegrin Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox
Danilovgrad 501 4 18,472 4 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Nikšić 2,065 1 72,443 2 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Podgorica 1,399 2 185,937 1 Montenegrin Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox

Coastal Region[edit]

This southernmost region consists of municipalities with access to the Adriatic Sea. This region is mainly oriented towards tourism, and has a population of 146,784 (2003). Following municipalities make up the region:

Municipality Area Population Ethnic Majority Predominant language Predominant religion
Km² Rank Total Rank
Bar 598 1 42,048 1 Montenegrin Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox
Budva 122 5 19,218 5 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Herceg Novi 235 4 30,864 2 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Kotor 335 2 22,601 3 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Tivat 46 6 14,031 6 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Ulcinj 255 3 19,921 4 Albanian Albanian Islam

Northern Region[edit]

Northern region comprises eleven municipalities and is the largest by area. It encompasses the sparsely populated mountainous part of Montenegro. With the decline of the heavy industries in the 1990s, the region has seen perpetual economic hardship and migration of the population to the two southern regions.

Municipality Area Population Ethnic Majority Predominant language Predominant religion
Km² Rank Total Rank
Andrijevica 283 12 5,071 10 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Berane 544 6 28,305 3 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Bijelo Polje 924 2 46,051 1 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Gusinje 486 8 13,108 6 Bosniak Bosnian Islam
Kolašin 897 3 8,380 8 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Mojkovac 367 11 8,622 7 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Petnjica 173 13 6,686 9 Bosniak Bosnian Islam
Plav 486 7 13,108 5 Bosniak Bosnian Islam
Plužine 854 4 3,246 12 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Pljevlja 1,346 1 30,786 2 Serb Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Rožaje 432 10 22,964 4 Bosniak Bosnian Islam
Šavnik 553 5 2,070 13 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox
Žabljak 445 9 3,569 11 Montenegrin Serbian Eastern Orthodox

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draft of Regional Development Law" (PDF).  - Montenegrin only