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The Land of the Black Mountain

The Adventures of Two Englishmen in Montenegro

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Author: Reginald Wyon
Co-author: Gerald Prance
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,615 / 285 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 347
Added to site: 2006.01.28 12629
Genre: Travel


Roughly Montenegro is diamond-shaped, with its points towards north and south, east and west. To the north-east it is bounded by the Sandjak of Novipazar, held by Turkey and Austria jointly, and dividing it from its parent country, the kingdom of Servia. To the south-east lies Albania, while Austria again borders Montenegro in Bosnia and the Hercegovina in the north-west and in Dalmatia to the south-west. Dalmatia and a narrow strip of the Adria complete the circuit, so Austria practically surrounds Montenegro on three sides.

The land may be said to possess three distinct belts of vegetation, each of an entirely different character. It is divided from north to south by the River Zeta, and the low-lying plains are fertile and rich, and this district also comprises the sea coast. To the west is the Katunska or "Shepherds' huts," those barren and rocky mountains of old Montenegro, from which the country derives its name; while to the east lies the Brda, mountains vying with Switzerland in be



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