The Few Plains in Mountainous Montenegro

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Handpicked by a Montenegro Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'The Few Plains in Mountainous Montenegro'.

The relief of Montenegro is mostly mountainous with bays, valleys, river canyons, and plains. Most of the karst relief of Montenegro is located at 1000 meters above sea level, but some parts rise to 2000 meters and more. The lowest segment of the relief is the valley of the river Zeta, with an altitude of 500 meters.
Zeta and Bjelopavlici plain are the two biggest plains in Montenegro and places with the highest population density in Montenegro.

Zeta Plain

The Zeta Plain is the largest in Montenegro with 240 km2. It is located north of Skadar Lake. The south part of the plain, known as Donja Zeta, is an extremely fertile part of the plain with accumulated particles that make up a thick layer of arable land, suitable for vegetable crops, such as peppers and tomatoes, as well as viticulture and fruit growing.  What is interesting is that the r...

Bjelopavlici Plain

The Bjelopavlici plain is a fertile lowland of 160 km2, which is covered with deposits of material that has settled in the former lake. The Zeta River flows through this fertile lowland, which is rich in fish of various species and resorts, which provides an opportunity for intensive development of both agriculture and tourism. The lower part of the River Zeta is the plain itself, which accounts f...

Krnovo Plateau

Krnovo is a mountain plateau located in the central part of Montenegro, about 20 kilometres away from Nikšić, and 50 km north of the capital Podgorica. The average height of this plateau is 1500 m and because of its appearance and climate, many call it the 'Montenegrin Tibet'. The Krnovo Plateau is widely known for its numerous katuns and flocks of sheep in the past. It is even more famous fo...

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