The tiny country of Montenegro – with less than 14,000 sq km and a population of 620,000 – sits at the bottom of the Adriatic, bordered by Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. It is very mountainous with the white limestone karst mountains rising to over 6,000 feet directly from sea level. This is some of the most rugged mountain scenery in Europe. The star feature is the impressive Bay of Kotor – a huge fjord that sits between the mountains of Lovcen and Orjen. Pretty coastal towns occupy the narrow strip that borders the southern Adriatic with primitive agriculture dominating the mountains. Tourism is beginning to recover from the disastrous consequences of the wars in the 1990s and cruise ships now regularly sail around the Bay of Kotor. Montenegrins love cats – folklore says that Kotor was saved from rats, and therefore the plague, by the resident population of hundreds of cats – they are everywhere and adored by residents and tourists alike. Streets and squares are named after them and there is a cat museum and specialist cat shops! We hope you enjoy our images from Montenegro: if you do, please leave a positive comment in the Guestbook at the bottom of the page, tell others about our site, or perhaps even order a print! Don’t forget to press the ‘show all’ button to reveal all our images from Montenegro. Enjoy!
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