Continental Region

In the continental region, between the warm seaside and the Montenegrin mountains and canyons, the capital and largest town of Montenegro - Podgorica (170,000 inhabitants) is situated at 44 m of altitude. Additionally, the Skadar Lake, which is less than 20 km away from the sea, is the largest lake in the Balkans and rich in flora and fauna. The Lake is both a fishermen's and an ornithologist's paradise, its adjacent marshland being one of the most extensive in the Mediterranean.

Plavnica on Skadar Lake

 

The other major towns in this region, beside the capital, are the historic capital Cetinje (18,500 habitants) and Niksic (75,000 habitants).