Population estimate, 2015: 626,000
GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 14,558
HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.802/49
Internet domain extension: .me
The national carrier is Montenegro Airlines, which has flights to a number of cities throughout Europe. There are airports at Podgorica and Tivat, which handled 450,504 and 532,148 passengers in 2009 respectively.
Mostly a central European type of climate, with cold winters and hot summers. Podgorica, Jan. 2.8 °C, July 26.5 °C. Annual rainfall 1,499 mm.
Constitution and Government
The President is elected by direct vote to serve a 5-year term. There is an 81-member single-chamber National Assembly, elected through a party list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. The Prime Ministeris nominated by the President and has to be approved by the National Assembly. Montenegro held a referendum on 21 May 2006 in which 55.5% voted for independence. The margin required for victory was 55.0%....