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Đeravica

Đeravica
Gjeravica
Đeravica
Elevation 2,656 m (8,714 ft)[1][2][3][4]
Prominence 1,018 m (3,340 ft)[5]
Listing Country high point
Albanian pronunciation: 
Serbian: 
Location
Đeravica is located in Kosovo
Đeravica
Location of Đeravica in Kosovo
Location near Deçan, Kosovo[1]
Range Prokletije
Coordinates

Đeravica or Gjeravica (Albanian: Gjeravica; Serbian Cyrillic: Ђеравица) is the second highest mountain peak in the Prokletije mountain range and the Dinaric Alps chain, after Maja Jezercë. It is the highest mountain in Kosovo[1], and the highest mountain of Serbia, according to the view held by the government of Serbia that Kosovo is part of Serbia. It has an elevation of 2,656 m (8,714 ft) above sea level.[1][2][3][4] Đeravica is located in the western part of Kosovo, in the municipality of Deçan.[6]

Contents

  • National importance 1
  • Features 2
  • Geography 3
    • Nearby settlements 3.1
    • Nearby Peaks 3.2
    • Cliffs 3.3
    • Nearby Springs 3.4
  • Gallery 4
  • Notes and references 5
  • External links 6

National importance

Đeravica is the highest mountain of Kosovo.[1] Between 1992 and 2006, it was the highest mountain peak of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and then of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.[2] Up until the 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence, Đeravica was indisputably the highest mountain of Serbia. The Government of Serbia (supported by some other states) still considers Kosovo to be part of Serbia,[7] and according to this view, Đeravica is still the highest mountain of Serbia.[3][4]

Features

It is somewhat different from the rest of the Prokletije mountains because of the lack of a stony, limestone texture the mountains in Prokletije have. Many large and small glacial lakes can be found near the summit. The largest of the lakes is Đeravica Lake which is just under the summit and is the origin of the Erenik river.

Đeravica and the Prokletije are mostly known for the growth of Chestnuts. There are also wild strawberries growing in Đeravica during the summer.

Geography

Nearby settlements

  • Deçan
  • Junik
  • Peć
  • Belaje
  • Krši i Ćenit
  • Krši i Zi
  • Veliko Jezero
  • Crveno Jezero

Nearby Peaks

  • Kumulore
  • Tropojske Pločice
  • Guri i Gjate
  • Maja e Ram Arućit
  • Ljogi i Prelš

Cliffs

  • Biga Tamas
  • Krši i Ćenit
  • Kumulore
  • Krši i Zi
  • Guri i Mal
  • Gurt e Ljove
  • Brehov
  • Minarja

Nearby Springs

  • Kroni Tedel
  • Kroni Gusija
  • Kroni i Lizit
  • Kroni i Nuses
  • Gura e Hasanags
  • Kroni i Metes
  • Gura e Mir
  • Kroni i Rasave
  • Kroni i Smajlit
  • Gura i Ćuršis
  • Gura Hođs
  • Kroni i Mir

Gallery

Notes and references

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognised as an independent state by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b c "CIA World Factbook 2014: Kosovo" (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b c "CIA World Factbook 1999".  
  3. ^ a b c "Facts about Serbia: Position, relief and climate".  
  4. ^ a b c "Facts about Serbia". National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Daravica, Kosovo". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Local Development Strategy". Municipality of Decan. February 2009. p. 23. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Facts about Serbia: Kosovo-Metohija".  

External links

  • Summitpost, Đeravica
  • Đeravica on the Peakware
  • Pictures of Prokletije
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