Zdravo, and welcome to Podgorica, capital city of Montenegro! If you're plotting a move to this attractive Balkan city, the InterNations expatriate network is here to help you make the right connections. We have an active community of members living and working in Podgorica and across the globe, all of whom are eager to share their insights. Join InterNations today and you can find the answers to a host of frequently asked questions, such as where to find apartments in the city, what to expect from Podgorica's public transport system, and the availability of international schools. You can also share your own Montenegrin experiences once you've had time to get an impression of life in Podgorica. A relatively unassuming but appealing city with excellent proximity to Montenegro's world-famous ski centers and seaside resorts, Podgorica is an excellent base for starting a new life in the Balkans.
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With a population of less than 300,000, Podgorica may be one of Europe's smallest capitals, but its people are proud and welcoming, and the city has undergone significant development since Montenegro gained independence in 2006. Located at the confluence of the Morača and Ribnica rivers, the city offers plentiful green space, mixed with a number of friendly bars and restaurants. As the economic center of Montenegro, Podgorica is also home to much of the country's industrial, commercial, and financial activity. Many expats are attracted to opportunities in key industries, including energy, construction, and tourism, while others are drawn by the city's excellent links to nearby Albania, Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo. The city can feel a little quiet at times — particularly during the swelteringly hot late summer months — but during the evenings Podgorica really comes to life, expressing the diversity and open-hearted spirit for which the Balkans are justly famed.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Moscow or Bali, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
As a relatively small capital city, Podgorica inevitably has a strong sense of community, particularly among its expat population. At InterNations, we help you with connecting to this community and making the right early decisions to help ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Our members abide by the foundational principles of trust, honesty and respect, with a dedication to making InterNations a safe and secure environment for all. Whether you're seeking advice on starting a business in Podgorica, looking for legal advice from a Montenegrin-speaking professional, or wondering what to expect from the city's health service, our community is on-hand to help out. You can also use InterNations for "offline" social connections and activities — such as forming a walking group, joining a local football team, or simply meeting your fellow expats for a friendly drink in the city. InterNations frequently hosts larger networking events, too, where you can mix with fellow Podgorica expats in one of the city's many welcoming venues.