List of regions of Montenegro

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 of Montenegro
Regioni Crne Gore
CategoryStatistical regions
Number3 regions
Populations146,784 (Coastal region) - 279,419 (Central region)
Areas1,591 km2 (Coastal region) – 8,399 km2 (Northern region)

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:


Central region
Централни регион
Centralni region
4,917 km2 2,065 km2 (Nikšić)
- 501 km2 (Danilovgrad)
279,419 187,085 (Podgorica)
- 12,096 (Tuzi)
Coastal region
Приморски регион
Primorski region
1,591 km2 598 km2 (Bar)
- 46 km2 (Tivat)
146,784 42,068 (Bar)
- 14,110 (Tivat)
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)

Central Region

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
Km²Rank TotalRank
Cetinje899316,7574MontenegrinMontenegrinEastern Orthodox
Danilovgrad501417,6783MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Nikšić2,065172,8242MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Podgorica1,3992187,0851MontenegrinMontenegrinEastern Orthodox
Tuzi236512,0965AlbanianAlbanianRoman Catholicism

Coastal Region

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
Km²Rank TotalRank
Bar598142,3681MontenegrinMontenegrinEastern Orthodox
Budva122519,1705MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Herceg Novi235430,9922SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Kotor335222,7993MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Tivat46614,1116MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Ulcinj255320,2654AlbanianAlbanianSunni Islam

Northern Region

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
Km²Rank TotalRank
Andrijevica283125,11710SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Berane544628,3053SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Bijelo Polje924246,6761SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Gusinje486813,1086BosniakBosnianSunni Islam
Kolašin89738,4208MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Mojkovac367118,6697MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Petnjica173136,6869BosniakBosnianSunni Islam
Plav486713,5495BosniakBosnianSunni Islam
Plužine85443,28612SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Pljevlja1,346131,0602SerbSerbianEastern Orthodox
Rožaje4321023,3124BosniakBosnianSunni Islam
Šavnik55352,07713MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox
Žabljak44593,59911MontenegrinSerbianEastern Orthodox

See also


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