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CaptionMillenium Bridge Night ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The name literally means "under the Gorica" in Serbian; Gorica meaning "little mountain" is the name of one the hills that overlooks the town. The city was known as Doclea in pre-Roman and Roman times. In the Middle ages the town was known as Ribnica and between 1945 and 1992 it was called Titograd. Podgorica is home to several theatres libraries and the University of Montenegro. Under the name of Titograd on July 13 1946 it becomes the capital of the Republic. That marked the beginning of new life. In the period that followed a general transformation of the town was realized. Material personnel and scientific technical potential was increased education experienced strong growth many new cultural and health institutions were founded and by modern roads and air connections the city became connected to the rest of the state and foreign countries. Titograd thus became commercial social-economic and cultural center of Montenegro. It is located at 4228′12″N 1916′48″E 44 m above sea level. A census in 2003 put the population at 136 473; about 22% of the population of the Republic.
HeadlinePodgorica [formerly known as Titograd & Ribnica] is the capital of Montenegro.
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