The name of the city originates from 1326 year. Located on five rivers, Zeta, Moraca, Ribnica, Cijevna and Sitnica. Most of the city was destroyed during WW II, so is relatively new city, with modern buildings, green spaces and parks. Podgorica hosts a number of cultural events. Popular theatres are Crnogorsko Narodno, Gradsko and Dodest.
Other cultural and historical monuments in and around Podgorica are Sahat-kula Adzi-pasa Osmanagica, the ruins of Nemanjica Grad, remnants of the city of Doclea, Stara Varos, and Vezirov.
Podgorica has excellent transit connections with other centres with railway and bus stations close to one another.Nine kilometres from the city the International Airport is located.
The most interesting part of Podgorica municipality is National Park Skadarsko jezero or Skadar Lake, the largest lake in Balkan, with amazing number of birds and plants (some of them are very rare).
Podgorica has a borderline Mediterranean climate and humid subtropical climate since there is only one summer month with less than 40 millimeters (1.6 in) of precipitation, with summer highs around 30 °C (86 °F) and winter highs around 10 °C (50 °F).
Although the city is only some 35 km (22 mi) north of the Adriatic Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean, Rumija mountain acts as a natural Dinaric Alps barrier, separating Skadar Lake basin and Podgorica area from the sea, thus limiting temperate maritime influence on the local climate.
The mean annual rainfall is 1,600 mm (63 in). The temperature exceeds 25 °C (77 °F) on about 135 days each year and the median daily temperature is 15.6 °C (60.1 °F). The number of rainy days is about 120, and those with a strong wind around 60.
|Currency used||Euro (EUR)|
|Area (km2)||1,441 km²|