In the core of Balkan Peninsula in the South-Eastern Europe the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro or Crna Gora is to be found, covering an area of 102,173 km²: Serbia (88,361 km²) and Montenegro (21,506 km²).
Montenegro has links to many borders including share with Bosnia to the north-west, Serbia to the north-east, Kosovo to the east, to the north by Hungary; to the Northeast by Romania; to the east by Bulgaria; Albania and Macedonia to the south, and with Croatia and Herzegovina to the west. Montenegro has a 293.5 km shoreline on the Adriatic Sea to the south west, including 52km of beaches.
Montenegro's has a varied landscape, enjoying a Mediterranean climate at the coastline of The Adriatic which is made up of beaches, bays and coves. The interior landscape varies from fertile lowlands alongside lakes and river valleys to soaring mountains with dense forest and deep canyons. The name 'Montenegro' meaning Black Mountain, most likely came from the dense 'black' forests which sheltered the country's mountainous alpine regions.
Newly independent, this tiny country of Montenegro has over 270 km of well-preserved coastline and around 260 sunny days a year. Montenegro has a little for everyone to put forward from ski-ing to mountain hiking to white river rafting, water sports, ancient towns to explore, and some of Europe's finest beaches.