Area: 5,019 square miles
Languages: Montenegrin is the official language; Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, and other dialects are also spoken.
Ethnicity: Montenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Muslims, Croats, Roma (Gypsy)) 12%
Location: Montenegro is bordered by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, and the Adriatic Sea.
Geography: Montenegro is in Southeastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia. The country is only 5,019 square miles—roughly the same size as Connecticut. The country’s interior is composed of dramatic mountains and deep canyons, while its coastline features lovely sand beaches from the Albanian border all the way up to the Bay of Kotor fjord near the Croatian border.
Population (2009 estimate): 672,180
Religions: Orthodox 74.2%, Muslim 17.7%, Catholic 3.5%, other 0.6%, unspecified 4%
Time zone: Montenegro is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Podgorica.