Montenegro Demographics

What is the population of Montenegro?

Population 609,859
Population Growth Rate -0.56%
Urban Population 63.3%
Population in Major Urban Areas PODGORICA (capital) 156,000
Ethnic Groups Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Muslims, Croats, Roma) 12%
Languages Spoken Serbian (Ijekavian dialect - official)

Montenegro Health Information

What are the health conditions in Montenegro?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 39.4%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 9.17
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 95.3%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 2%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.6%
Food or Waterborne Disease (s) bacterial diarrhea
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 9.3%
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 8
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 26.3
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 22.5%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.03
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 10%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 91.9%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 86.8%
Underweight - percent of children under five years 2.2%
Vectorborne Disease (s) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever

Montenegro Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Montenegro?

Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years

Montenegro Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Montenegro median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 9.17
Median Age 38 Years
Median Age - female 40 Years
Median Age - male 37 Years
Population Growth Rate -0.56%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female .89
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.17
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .99
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .66

Montenegro Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Montenegro?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Although many physicians in Montenegro are highly trained, hospitals and clinics are generally not equipped or maintained to Western standards. Travelers may need to go to privately owned pharmacies in order to obtain medicines and basic medical supplies. Hospitals and private clinics usually require payment in cash for all services. Montenegro has only a small number of ambulances. As a consequence, emergency services are generally responsive in only the most severe cases. Otherwise, people must have their own transportation to hospitals and clinics.

Montenegro Education

What is school like in Montenegro?

School Life Expectancy - female 16 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 15 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 15 Years

Montenegro Literacy

Can people in Montenegro read?

Predominant Language Serbian (Ijekavian dialect - official)

Montenegro Crime

Is Montenegro a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Street crime in Podgorica is at a level to be expected for a small European city with fewer than 200,000 people. Residential break-ins present the greatest security concern for U.S. citizens in Montenegro; however, the frequency of these crimes is still relatively low. Violent crime is infrequent. Police have a limited ability to provide services in English.

Cases of credit card fraud and theft at ATMs are minimal in the winter months, but there is a significant increase in theft at ATMs during the tourist season between May and September. Visitors should ensure that they protect their PINs at all times when using ATMs, and monitor card activity.

Don’t buy counterfeit or pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Montenegro Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Montenegro, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own. In Montenegro, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. Likewise, driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. There are also some things that might be legal in Montenegro, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Montenegro, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not wherever you go.

Persons violating Montenegrin laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Montenegro are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Carrying of weapons is forbidden. While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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