🇲🇪 Bar (Бар) is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. It is the capital of the Bar Municipality and a centre for tourism.
Economy The economy of Bar relies upon the Port of Bar, the Belgrade–Bar railway and the Sozina tunnel. The Port of Bar is the most recognisable feature of the city. It is capable of reloading 5 million tons of goods annually. In 1976, the Belgrade – Bar railway was opened. It made the Adriatic coast accessible to tourists, and transport to the Port of Bar. The food company, Primorka has been operating in Bar for more than 50 years. It produces olive oil and pomegranate juice. There are 95,000 olive trees, about 80,000 citrus trees (lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit) in the municipal area. The centre for subtropical cultures, founded in 1937, is the oldest scientific institution in Montenegro. Tourism is also a major part of Bar's economy.
Transport Bar has a ferry line to Bari, Italy which is operated by Montenegro Lines. In season, ferries also go to Ancona, Italy. Bar is well connected with inland Montenegro, as well as with the rest of the Montenegrin coast. The Sozina tunnel, completed in 2006, shortened the road connection with Podgorica to around 50 km (31 mi). Bar is connected to other coastal towns by the Adriatic motorway, which extends from Ulcinj to Herceg Novi, and on to Croatia. Bar is also the final station of the Belgrade–Bar railway, which connects Bar with Podgorica, northern Montenegro and Serbia. Podgorica Airport is about 40 km (25 mi) from Bar. There are regular flights to Belgrade, Budapest, Zürich, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, London, Paris, Rome and Vienna.
Tourism Although there are some stony beaches in Bar itself, many tourists choose destinations in other small towns in the Bar municipality, including Sutomore, with its long sandy beach. The natural area around Bar is mostly untouched and is rich in vegetation. The Bar municipality stretches to the southern shore of Skadar lake and encompasses Krajina region. This area is visited for its leisure activities and hiking. Smaller settlements near Bar, such as Dobra Voda, Sutomore and Čanj, are a destination for sunbathing, as they incorporate long sandy beaches.
Bar was ranked #720 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Bar has a population of over 13,503 people. Bar also forms part of the wider Bar Municipality which has a population of over 42,048 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Bar is twinned with: 🇷🇸 Bor, Serbia; 🇹🇷 Bornova, Turkey; 🇬🇷 Corfu, Greece; 🇨🇳 Hongkou, China; 🇹🇷 Küçükkuyu, Turkey; 🇷🇸 Kula, Serbia; 🇷🇺 Kursk, Russia; 🇷🇸 Kragujevac, Serbia; 🇷🇸 Mali Iđoš, Serbia; 🇷🇸 Požarevac, Serbia.