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10 Interesting Facts About Montenegro You Didn't Know

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Montenegro is a small Balkan country bordered by the Adriatic Sea. It has a number of rugged mountains, medieval villages, and nice beaches along the Adriatic coastline. Durmitor is a major national park. It encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes, and wildlife such as bears and wolves. Now, here are ten interesting facts about Montenegro that not many people know.

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Population: 621, 383 (2013)

Capital: Podgorica

Currency: Euro

President: Filip Vujanovic

Prime Minister: Milo Đukanovic

Continent: Europe

System of Government: Parliamentary Republic

Official Language: Montenegrin

Interesting Facts About Montenegro

1. TOPMOST SOCIAL OCCASION

Funerals are viewed as top social functions.  You could miss a wedding and no one notices.  But miss a funeral, and you viewed as an enemy.

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2. FUNNY TREE PLANTING

Newlyweds plant an olive tree on their wedding day to symbolize their wedding.

3. VENDETTA IS LEGAL

There is a law of vendetta called Krvna. In it, one citizen must kill whoever killed his relative or the relative of the murderer.

4. DANCE WITHOUT MUSIC

There is a traditional dance where no musical instruments are used.  It is called the Oro.

5. POLITE APPELLATION

It is traditional to call parents in-law father or mother.  This is also true of India.

6. CHAOTIC PARKING

Cars are parked in the most unorganized and chaotic manner.

7. ICONIC, SUBTLY IDOLATORY

Nearly every home has an alter featuring three icons.  They are the images of the patron saint, of Mary, and of Jesus.

8. WEDDING BEQUESTS

Wedding attires are handed down.  It is possible to see wedding attires of over hundred years old.

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9. ITEM OF UNIFORM

All police uniforms seemingly compulsorily entails ties.  And police would usually stand in groups and chat, doing nothing about the chaotic traffic or parking.

10. A NATIONAL INSTRUMENT

A national musical instrument is called the Gusle.  It is played only by men, who sing songs of national value while playing it.

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  1. Montenegrin

    November 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I live in Montenegro and most of this is not true

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