Kotor is a coastal town in the municipality of Kotor on the coast of the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. The urban area within the ramparts has about 1,333 inhabitants, and the municipality of Kotor has 23,000 inhabitants (2003). The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by impressive city walls, is very well preserved and is under the protection of UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Between 1420-1797, Kotor and its surroundings belonged to Venice, so the Venetian influence left its mark on the city’s architecture. The Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) is one of the deepest and longest bays on the Adriatic Sea, so it is often called the southernmost fjord of Europe. The Orjen and Lovćen cliffs that cover the city represent one of the most magnificent landscapes in the Mediterranean. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of tourists who are attracted both by the natural beauty of Boka Kotorska and by the old town of Kotor itself.