Montenegro Demographics

What is the population of Montenegro?

Population 609,859
Population Growth Rate -0.56%
Urban Population 63.300000
Population in Major Urban Areas PODGORICA (capital) 156,000
Ethnic Groups Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Muslims, Croats, Roma) 12%

Montenegro Population Comparison

Montenegro Health Information

What are the health conditions in Montenegro?

Life Expectancy at Birth 0.000000
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 9.17
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 0.000000
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 9.3%
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.03
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.600000
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 8
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth (age 25-49) 26.3
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 12-49 39.4%
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 22.5%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 91.900000
Underweight - percent of children under five years 2.2%

Montenegro Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Montenegro?

Life Expectancy at Birth 0.000000
Median Age 38.700000
Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 12-49 39.4%
Infant Mortality Rate 0.000000
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 8

Montenegro median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 11
Median Age 38.700000
Population Growth Rate -0.56%
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.070000
Age Structure 15.130000
Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 12-49 39.4%
Infant Mortality Rate 0.000000
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 8
Mother's mean age at first birth 26.3

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.

Health Expenditures - percent of GDP


Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population


Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population


Montenegro Education

What is school like in Montenegro?

Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 15.000000

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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