Podgorica Capital City

Podgorica Capital City (Montenegrin: Glavni grad Podgorica / Главни град Подгорица) is one of the territorial subdivisions of Montenegro. The seat of municipality is the city of Podgorica. Podgorica municipality covers 10.4% of Montenegro's territory and is home to 29.9% of the country's population. It is the nation's administrative centre and its economic and educational focus.

Podgorica Capital City

Glavni grad Podgorica
Главни град Подгорица
Coat of arms of Podgorica Capital City
Coat of arms
Podgorica Capital City area in Montenegro
Podgorica Capital City area in Montenegro
Country Montenegro
Seat Podgorica
Number of settlements143
(136 rural, 7 urban)
 • Total1,441 km2 (556 sq mi)
 • Total185,937
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Postal code
81 000 – 81 124
Area code(s)+382 20
License platePG


As with other Montenegrin municipalities, the city and the municipality of Podgorica are governed by the same Mayor and City Assembly, which together act as a Capital City government. The city assembly has 60 members, elected directly for four-year terms. Mayor of Podgorica is the head of the City of Podgorica, acts on behalf of the City, and performs an executive function in the Podgorica Capital City municipality.


Municipality of Podgorica is the only Montenegrin municipality to have city municipality (Montenegrin Latin: gradska opština) - Golubovci (and Tuzi until 2018). Those are semi-independent municipalities, with limited self-governing powers. The entire municipality of Podgorica is further divided into 57 local communities (Montenegrin Latin: mjesne zajednice, singular: mjesna zajednica), bodies in which the citizens participate in decisions on matters of relevance to the local community.[1]

Geography and locationEdit

The municipality of Podgorica is located in central eastern part of Montenegro, covering an area of 1,441 km², thus being the second largest Montenegrin municipality, after Nikšić. It occupies the area north of Skadar Lake, including the entire Zeta Plain, and stretches north into the sparsely populated Dinaric Alps. Thus, the municipality occupies geographically very diverse area, ranging from the fertile lowlands in the south, to the rugged mountain ranges in the north.


Podgorica municipality can be viewed as the metropolitan area of the city of Podgorica. Population of the municipality was 185.937 at 2011 census, while the City proper had 150,977 citizens.[2]



  1. ^ Opštine, MJU, Vlada Crne Gore
  2. ^ "Montenegrin 2011 census". Monstat. 2011.