It is known on the sea maps as the Lastavica Island. It acquired its widely accepted name “Mamula” after the Austrian general Lazar Mamula who fortified it in the mid 19th century. Mamula is an uninhabited island located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, 3.4 nm from Herceg Novi. It is circular, 200 m in diameter. It is covered with low vegetation, it has a beach and a dock on its Northern side. During the both World Wars, there was a prison on the island and nowadays there is a commemorative inscription reminiscent of that period. There have been several projects made for the revival and tourist valorization of this very attractive island, none of which have been carried out thus far. Mamula continues to be an abandoned island, but also a favorite summer getaway.