Introduction of Podgorica
City and capital of Montenegro, 120 mi WNW of Skopje, Macedonia. A caravan stop called Birsinium in Roman times, it was a feudal capital in the early Middle Ages, when it was called Ribnica. The capital of Serbia in the 11th century, it fell to the Turks in 1474 and was only restored to Montenegro in 1878. Occupied in both world wars, it was almost completely destroyed in World War II. In 1946 it was renamed in honor of Marshal Josip Tito.