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Nikšić Municipality

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Nikšić Municipality (Montenegrin and Serbian: Opština Nikšić / Општина Никшић) is one of the municipalities of Montenegro. The municipality is located in central and northwestern region of Montenegro. The administrative centre of the municipality is town of Nikšić. Geography and location Nikšić municipality has the largest landmass of any municipality in Montenegro (covering 15% of Montenegro), and includes 129 settlements. It was also largest landmass municipality in socialist Yugoslavia. Town of Nikšić is situated in north-central Montenegro. It is located at the centre of the spacious Nikšić field (Nikšićko polje), a karst plain with an area of 48 km2, and an elevation of 640 m AMSL. The plain is surrounded by inhospitable rocky mountainous terrain, a typical landscape of western Montenegro. The city itself is located at the foot of the Trebjesa hill. Zeta river originates in the Nikšić field, and flows near the city of Nikšić, before it becomes a subterranean river
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