Home Page
 
News 12 Jul 11

Montenegro Releases Census Data

Fewer than half of Montenegro’s inhabitants are Montenegrins, according to census figures released by the Statistical Office.

Tanjug



While 45 percent of the country’s residents declared themselves to be Montenegrins, nearly 30 percent said they were Serbs.

The language numbers were also skewed toward Serbs. While 37 percent of the country’s 625,266 inhabitants said they speak Montenegrin, about 44 per cent speak Serbian.

The overall population has grown by some 5,000 people since the last census was conducted in 2003, according to the Statistical Office.

Beside Montenegrins and Serbs, other ethnicities currently in the country include Albanians (4.9 per cent), Bosnians (8.6 per cent), Muslims (3.3 per cent), Roma (1 per cent) and Croats (0.9 per cent).

About 5 percent of the people who took part in the census refused to declare their ethnicity.

Montenegro’s largest town remains Podgorica with 187,000 inhabitants, or 30 percent of the country’s population.



Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

thousands-march-in-belgrade-on-savamala-demolitions-anniversary-04-25-2017-1
25 Apr 17

Serbia Protesters Mark Savamala Anniversary

Several thousand protesters in the Serbian capital marked the first anniversary of the controversial demolitions in Belgrade with a protest entitled 'On the Trail of Phantoms'.

Premium Selection

jasenovac-children-victims-film-brings-emotions-on-surface-04-25-2017
25 Apr 17

Serbs Recall Childhood Jailing in Croatian WWII Camp

Serbs who were imprisoned as children in the Croatian World War II concentration camp at Jasenovac tell their traumatic and emotional stories in a new documentary.

savamala-witness-recalls-fearful-night-in-belgrade-04-21-2017
25 Apr 17

Savamala Witness Recalls Fearful Night in Belgrade

As the anniversary of the mysterious nighttime demolitions in Belgrade approaches, a witness, Milos Djordjevic, recalls how masked men in Savamala grabbed him and told him ‘to put his head down’. 

21 Apr 17

Albania Pours Dollars Into US Lobby Firms