Jakupica

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Jakupica
Solunska Glava
Jakupica mountain 2, Republic of Macedonia.jpg
Jakupica mountain with its peak Solunska Glava in the center
Elevation 2,540 m (8,330 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,666 m (5,466 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location
Solunska Glava is located in Republic of Macedonia
Solunska Glava
Solunska Glava
Macedonia
Range Jakupica
Coordinates 41°42′15″N 21°24′19″E / 41.70417°N 21.40528°E / 41.70417; 21.40528Coordinates: 41°42′15″N 21°24′19″E / 41.70417°N 21.40528°E / 41.70417; 21.40528
Climbing
Easiest route Easy hike, but the very summit (approx. last 30 meters) closed by military.

Jakupica (Macedonian: About this sound Јакупица ) or Mokra[2] is a mountain range in the central part of the Republic of Macedonia. Its highest peak is Solunska Glava 2,540 m (8,333 ft). Other significant peaks are: Karadzica (2,473 m), Popovo Brdo (2,380 m), Ostar Breg (2,365 m), Ubava (2,353 m), Ostar Vrv (2,275 m), and Dautica (2,178 m).

Landscape of Jakupica, Solunska Glava at far right

The relief is criss-crossed by numerous clear and fast mountain rivers. Large areas are covered with beech, oak, and conifer forests. There are also obvious traces of the primeval glaciation from the diluvial period. A number of institutions have been recommending the promotion of this area (and the one of the Šar Mountains) into a national park.

This mountain range can be easily approached from the capital Skopje, or from the town of Veles and many villages in the area.

On clear days, from the peak Solunska Glava, one could even see the city of Solun, now in Greece, hence the peak's name (Solun (now meaning Thessaloniki) and glava meaning "head" in Macedonian: The Head of Thessaloniki).

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  1. ^ http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/europf.html#glava
  2. ^ Bulletin Scientifique: Sciences humaines. Le Conseil. 1969. p. 215. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "massif of Mokra Planina (Jakupica)" 

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