Definitions for podgoricaSerbo-Croatian. ˈpɔd gɔˌri tsɑ
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Pod•go•ri•caSerbo-Croatian. ˈpɔd gɔˌri tsɑ(n.)
the capital of Montenegro, in SW Yugoslavia. 132,290.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Formerly (1945–92), Titograd.
the capital city of Montenegro
Origin: From Podgorica / Подгорица, literally “under the Gorica”, from pod / под + Gorica / Горица the name of a hill which overlooks the city, from gora / гора.
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. In contemporary history the city had also been known as Titograd from 1946 to 1992 during the existence of SFR Yugoslavia. 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 156,169. 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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