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Montenegro (Spanish pronunciation: [monteˈneɣɾo]) is a municipality in the western part of the department of Quindío, Colombia. It is located 10 km west of the departmental capital Armenia. Montenegro (literally: Black Mountain) was named for the dark green color of the trees that originally covered the hill above the current-day site of the township, which was visible from other parts of the region as it rose above the surrounding guadua forests. Between 1897 and 1904, Montenegro was officially known as Villa Quindío. The boundaries of Montenegro are principally formed by three rivers. To the north, the Roble River forms the limit with Quimbaya; to the east and south, the Espejo River forms the limit with Armenia and La Tebaida; and to the west La Vieja River is the limit with the neighboring department of Valle del Cauca. There is also a short boundary with Circasia in the northeast of the municipality. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 45,000, of which 36,400 live in the main urban zone. Located in the heart of Colombia's coffee zone, Montenegro is also home to the National Coffee Park. Founded by the Colombian Coffee Federation, the park hosts numerous thematic attractions based on Colombian history and the country's thriving coffee culture. The rural landscape of Montenegro is typical of the coffee zone, and the hotel and posadas infrastructure has increased dramatically in the 2000-2005 period. It is an important tourism and convention destination for a relaxed vacation featuring nature-watching and cultural trips (related to the coffee-growing techniques).

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Facts and Stats for Montenegro*

  • Pollution Statistics in Montenegro

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    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Montenegro: Crime and Safety

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    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Montenegro - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.22 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.32 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.08 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 22.2 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Montenegro

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Montenegro

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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