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Montenegro's population is 673,000, predominantly Christian Slavic Montenegrins. Up to 15 percent are Slavic Muslims, and ethnic Albanians account for 7 percent. The capital is Podgorica, popu-lation about 170,000. Serbian, formerly known as Serbo-Croat, is the majority language.
(AP, 10/20/02)(Econ, 3/4/06, p.47)
Economy: With industrial output stagnating in 2002, Montenegro has relied on seasonal income from tourism on its stretch of the Adriatic coast. Privatization has been slow but steady, despite oc-casional allegations of irregularities and workers' protests. Per capita income is the equivalent of around $1,000, the average monthly salary US$120 and unemployment about 20 percent.
(AP, 10/20/02)
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