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Full namePodgorica
Official namePodgorica
Native nameПодгорица
Settlement typeCity
FoundedBefore 11th century
MayorMiomir Mugoša
Total Area55.6 sq mi (144.1 km2)
Elevation144.4 ft (44 m)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)156169
Metro (pop.)187085
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
Postal code81000
Area code+382 20
License platePG

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noticePodgorica, Podgorica (-shpɔ̝̌dgɔ̝ri̞t͡sapron; UK: c-enˈpɒdɡɒrɪtsə, US: c-enˈpɑːdgɔːritsə, ; Montenegrin: Podgorica, Подгорица, lit. "under the small hill"), is the capital and largest city of Montenegro.

Podgorica's favourable position at the confluence of the Ribnica and Morača rivers and the meeting point of the fertile Zeta Plain and Bjelopavlići Valley has encouraged settlement. The city is close to winter ski centres in the north and seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea.

A census in 2011 put the city's population at 151,312. The Podgorica municipality contains 10.4% of Montenegro's territory and 29.9% of its population. It is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus.

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