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Cetinje

Cetinje (tsĕˈtĭnyĕ) [key], town (2011 pop. 16,657), S Montenegro. It grew around a monastery founded in 1485 and became the residence of Montenegro's ruling prince-bishops; it remained the capital of Montenegro until 1945. The monastery, the burial place of the Montenegrin princes, and the former royal palace (now a museum) remain.

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