Municipalities
Opštine / Oпштине
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Map of the municipalities of Montenegro
CategoryUnitary state
LocationMontenegro
Number25 municipalities (as of 2018-2021)
Populations1,558 (Šavnik) to
174,116 (Podgorica)[1]
Areas46 km2 (18 sq mi) (Tivat) to
2,065 km2 (797 sq mi) (Nikšić)
Government
  • Local government

The municipalities (Montenegrin: opštine / општине, singular: opština / општина) are the first level administrative subdivisions of Montenegro. The country is divided into 25 municipalities including the Old Royal Capital Cetinje and the Podgorica Capital City. Podgorica is divided into one subdivision called city municipality (Montenegrin: gradska opština / градска општина, plural: gradske opštine / градске општине), forming the most basic level of local government.[2][3]

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The Union of Municipalities of Montenegro is a national association of local authorities of Montenegro.[4]

List

# Coat of arms Municipality Area Population (2019) Density Ethnic Majority (2011)[self-published source] Predominant language[self-published source] Predominant religion[self-published source]
Km² Rank Total Rank Pop/km2
1
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Andrijevica 283 17 4,585 20 18 Serbian (61.86%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
2
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Bar 598 8 42,048 4 70 Montenegrin (46.50%) Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox
3
Berane 544 10 31,874 7 52 Serbian (42.96%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
4
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Bijelo Polje 924 4 42,191 3 50 Serbian (35.96%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
5
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Budva 122 23 22,061 11 157 Montenegrin (48.19%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
6
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Cetinje 899 5 15,181 13 19 Montenegrin (90.54%) Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox
7
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Danilovgrad 501 11 18,284 12 37 Montenegrin (64.19%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
8
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Gusinje 157 22 4,027 21 26 Bosniak (42.64%) Bosnian Sunni Islam
9
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Herceg Novi 235 20 30,597 5 131 Serbian (48.89%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
10
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Kolašin 897 6 7,228 18 9 Montenegrin (57.42%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
11
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Kotor 335 15 22,753 9 67 Montenegrin (48.88%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
12
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Mojkovac 367 14 7,553 17 23 Montenegrin (59.12%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
13
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Nikšić 2,065 1 69,203 2 35 Montenegrin (63.70%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
14 Petnjica 173 21 5,482 19 32 Bosniak (83.02%) Bosnian Sunni Islam
15
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Plav 328 16 9,081 16 28 Bosniak (51.90%) Bosnian Sunni Islam
16
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Pljevlja 1,346 3 27,006 6 23 Serbian (57.07%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
17
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Plužine 854 7 2,613 23 4 Serbian (65.65%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
18
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Podgorica 1,399 2 201,631 1 133 Montenegrin (57.35%) Montenegrin Eastern Orthodox
19
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Rožaje 432 13 23,024 8 53 Bosniak (83.91%) Bosnian Sunni Islam
20
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Šavnik 553 9 1,558 24 4 Montenegrin (53.82%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
21
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Tivat 46 24 15,069 14 305 Montenegrin (33.25%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox
22
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Tuzi 236 19 12,096 15 67 Albanian (68.44%) Albanian Roman Catholicism
23
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Ulcinj 255 18 20,191 10 78 Albanian (70.66%) Albanian Sunni Islam
24
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Žabljak 445 12 3,081 22 8 Montenegrin (50.43%) Serbian Eastern Orthodox

Politics

List of current mayors and local governments
  Democratic Party of Socialists (11)   Democratic Front (4)   Socialist People's Party (2)   Democratic Montenegro (2)   Bosniak Party (1)   Social Democrats (1)   Albanian Alternative (1)   Social Democratic Party (1)   United Reform Action (1)   Independent (1)

Municipality Current Mayor Party Local government Elected
Podgorica Ivan Vuković DPS DPS-SD-AA 2018
Nikšić Marko Kovačević DF DF-SNP-DCG-URA 2021
Bijelo Polje Petar Smolović DPS DPS-SD-BS 2018
Bar Dušan Raičević DPS DPS-SD-SDPBS 2018
Herceg Novi Stevan Katić DCG DCG-DF-SNP-NL-URA 2021
Pljevlja Rajko Kovačević DPS DPS-SD-BS 2018
Berane Vuko Todorović DF DF–DCGPBSPCGUCG 2022
Rožaje Rahman Husović BS BS-DPS 2018
Kotor Vladimir Jokić DCG DCG-DF-SNP-URA 2020
Ulcinj Omer Bajraktari URA URA–SDSDPAAPDForca 2022
Budva Marko Carević DF DF 2020
Danilovgrad Zorica Kovačević DPS DPS-SD 2018
Cetinje Nikola Đurašković SDP SDP-SG LSCG 2021
Tivat Željko Komnenović Ind. Independent lists 2020
Tuzi Nik Gjeloshaj AA AA-DS-DUA-DCG-BS 2019
Plav Nihad Canovic SD SD-DPS-BS 2018
Mojkovac Vesko Delić DF DF-DCG-SNP-URA 2021
Kolašin Marta Scepanovic DPS DPS-SD 2018
Petnjica Erol Muratovic DPS DPS-SD-BS 2021
Andrijevica Željko Ćulafić SNP SNP-DF-DCG 2020
Gusinje Anela Čekić DPS DPS-BS-DUA-AA 2020
Žabljak Veselin Vukićević DPS DPS-SD 2018
Plužine Mijuško Bajagić SNP SNP 2018
Šavnik Velimir Perišić DPS DPS-SD 2018
Zeta Tanja Stanković DPS DPS-SD style="text-align:center;"

Local parliaments of Montenegro

Number of mandates per party in local parliaments
Democratic Party of Socialists
339
Democratic Montenegro
111
Social Democrats
63
Socialist People's Party
60
New Serb Democracy
52
Bosniak Party
44
Democratic People's Party
28
United Reform Action
25
Movement for Changes
20
Social Democratic Party
19
Albanian Alternative
13
Democratic League of Albanians
8
Democratic Union of Albanians
7
Novska List
7
True Montenegro
7
Tivat Action
6
Democratic Party
5
New Democratic Force
5
I Choose Montenegro
5
Liberal Party
5
Other parties (with less than 5 deputies)
47
Reference:[5] (last updated after March 2022 municipal elections)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Montenegrin 2011 census". Monstat. 2011.
  2. ^ Opštine, Direktorat za lokalnu samoupravu
  3. ^ "Draft of Regional Development Law".
  4. ^ Union of Municipalities of Montenegro
  5. ^ "BROJ MANDATA" (PDF). antikorupcija.me. Agency for Prevention of Corruption. Retrieved 12 May 2022.