Đeravica

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Đeravica
Gjeravica
Gjeravica Mountain Kosovo2656M from Fatos Katallozi.JPG
Đeravica
Elevation 2,658 m (8,720 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,018 m (3,340 ft)[1]
Listing Country high point
Pronunciation pronunciation Serbian: [dʑɛraʋitsa]
Albanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾavitsa]
Location
Đeravica is located in Kosovo
Đeravica
Đeravica
Location of Đeravica in Kosovo, on the border with Albania
Location AlbaniaKosovo[a] border
Range Prokletije
Coordinates 42°31′58″N 20°08′27″E / 42.53278°N 20.14083°E / 42.53278; 20.14083Coordinates: 42°31′58″N 20°08′27″E / 42.53278°N 20.14083°E / 42.53278; 20.14083

Đeravica or Gjeravica (Albanian: Gjeravica; Serbian Cyrillic: Ђеравица) is the second highest mountain peak in the Prokletije region and the Dinaric Alps chain, after Maja Jezercë. It has an elevation of 2,658 m (8,720 ft),[1] although it could be as high as 2,667 metres (8,750 ft) as new GPS readings say.[citation needed]. Its precise location occupies a region shrouded in political controversy concerning sovereignty, as it forms a part of a national border to which the legal status is subject to dispute. The Republic of Kosovo[a] views this region where Đeravica lies as forming its national border with Albania. Serbia in turn considers the territory of Kosovo an integral part of its land and therefore recognises the region where Đeravica lies as being Albania's border with Serbia.

National importance[edit]

Between 1992 and 2006, it was the highest mountain peak in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and then in the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.[2] It is the highest point in Kosovo.

Features[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] There are also wild strawberries growing in Đeravica during the summer.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Nearby settlements[edit]

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

Nearby Peaks[edit]

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

Cliffs[edit]

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

Nearby Springs[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b c "Daravica, Kosovo". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ Official Web Site of the Serbian Government. Facts about Serbia: Position, Relief, Climate. – Retrieved on 24 December 2008.

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