Montenegrin capital is also the largest city in this country.
The settlement established under Gorica hill is also known for laying on 5 rivers - Ribnica and Moraca are running through the city area, while Cijevna, Zeta nad Sitnica are not running through the urban core of the city.
Doclea is the oldest residential place in the area of this city, origination from the time of Roman Empire. More recent mentioning of this place is medieval, as Ribnica, a significant point in connecting Dubrovnik and the state ruled by Nemanjic dinasty. After this dinasty ended their rule, territory of contemporary Podgorica was conquered by Ottoman Empire. Some of the symbols of Podgorica were created during this period, such as Clock Tower and Sastavci bridge. After congress in Berln (1878), Montenegro was officially proclaimaed as independent state and Podgorica was part of it.
During WWII, the city suffered large physical devastation, as well as loss in human victims. Podgorica became capital of Montenegro in Socialist Yugoslavia and the name was altered into Titograd until 1992.
Today, Podgorica is the administrative center of Montenegro. It is still in expansion and becomes a modern center of this small country.
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