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Montenegro Geography 2017
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Montenegro Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Southeastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia

Geographic coordinates:
42 30 N, 19 18 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 13,812 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 13,452 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 360 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 162

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Connecticut

Land boundaries:
total: 680 km
border countries (5): Albania 186 km, Bosnia and Herzegovina 242 km, Croatia 19 km, Kosovo 76 km, Serbia 157 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
293.5 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: defined by treaty

Climate:
Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland

Terrain:
highly indented coastline with narrow coastal plain backed by rugged high limestone mountains and plateaus

Elevation:
mean elevation: 1,086 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m highest point: Bobotov Kuk 2,522 m

Natural resources:
bauxite, hydroelectricity

Land use:
agricultural land: 38.2% arable land 12.9%; permanent crops 1.2%; permanent pasture 24.1%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 40.4%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 21.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
24 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
highest population density is concentrated in the south, southwest; the extreme eastern border is the least populated area

Natural hazards:
destructive earthquakes

Environment - current issues:
pollution of coastal waters from sewage outlets, especially in tourist-related areas such as Kotor

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
strategic location along the Adriatic coast


NOTE: The information regarding Montenegro on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Montenegro Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Montenegro Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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