Birthplace of world-ranked Canadian professional tennis player Milos Raonic, Podgorica is also Montenegro’s capital city.
Podgorica was formerly called Titograd; Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe.
Capital city Podgorica drives its country’s economy including international trade.
Montenegro exported US$354.3 million worth of products around the globe in 2016. Highest-value Montenegrin exported products are aluminum, electrical energy, timber, wine, iron or non-alloy steel bars, processed petroleum oil and transmission shafts according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Podgorica, Montenegro: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Podgorica City Museum, Montenegrin National Theatre, Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja orthodox church, Vladimir Vysotsky Monument, University of Montenegro and the Podgorica City Stadium
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Podgorica, Montenegro:
- Milos Raonic, professional tennis player (born Dec. 27, 1990)
- Knez, pop singer (born Dec. 5, 1967)
- Ljiljana Mugoša, Olympic handball gold medalist (born Apr. 10, 1962)
- Ante Miročević, soccer player/footballer (born Aug. 6, 1952)
- Branimir Popović, actor & former culture minister (born Jan. 17, 1967)
- Suzana Lazović, Olympic handball medalist (born Jan. 28, 1992)
- Dragoljub Brnović, soccer player/footballer (born Nov. 2, 1963)
- Danijel Popović (aka Daniel), pop singer (born Oct. 29, 1955)
- Semír Pepic, Olympic judoka (born Sep. 25, 1972)
- Nikola Vukčević, film director & professor (born Aug. 19, 1974)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Podgorica: Montenegrin
Population: 165,000 (Podgorica)
Density: 3,957 people per square mile (1,528 per square kilometer)
Population: 644,578 (Montenegro)
Density: 124 people per square mile (48 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$10.61 billion in 2016 (for Montenegro, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $17,000
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Podgorica were unavailable.
Official currency used in Podgorica: euro
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on January 20, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 20, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on July 31, 2017
Official Government Website, Podgorica. Accessed on January 20, 2017
The World Factbook, Europe: Montenegro, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 20, 2017
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas – Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 20, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 20, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Podgorica. Accessed on January 20, 2017
Wikipedia, Montenegro. Accessed on January 20, 2017
Wikipedia, Milos Raonic. Accessed on January 20, 2017
Including municipal city limits plus nearby communities, Podgorica’s built-up urban land area measures 41.7 square miles (108 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 165,000 inhabitants in 2014.
Montenegro’s population count was 644,578 Montenegrins living in a land territory equal to 5,194 square miles (13,452 square kilometers) as of July 2016.
Population density is much higher within Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica with an average 4,000 residents per square mile (1,500 per square kilometer).
For Montenegro overall, population density drops significantly to an average 124 people per square mile (48 per square kilometer).
On July 13, 1878 the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as the world’s twenty-seventh independent state. Montenegrins celebrate National Day each July 13 as a public holiday.