Mavrovo (region)

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Panoramic image of Mavrovo valley with Lake Mavrovo in Summer
Macrovo ski center in winter

Mavrovo (Macedonian: Маврово [ˈmavrɔvɔ] ( )) is a valley region in the northwest of the Republic of Macedonia. It is home to Mavrovo National Park and a winter sports center. Some of the villages and smaller hamlets include: Mavrovo, Nikiforovo, Leunovo, and Mavrovi Anovi. This micro region is named Mavrovo after the most populated settlement in the region, the village of Mavrovo.

The region's location at Bistra mountain and the Lake Mavrovo have helped it grow into a year-round tourist center. Mavrovo is the most popular ski center in Macedonia.

The ski center named Zare Lazareski has two double lift chairs, one single lift chair with over 1100 person capacity per hour, several ski lifts with synchronized connection and over 5000 person capacity per hour. The ski center was renovated recently, so the capacity of the ski lifts and the ski chairs is increased. The ski trails start at 1960m and end at 1250m above sea level. There are plans to build a ski jumping facility in Macedonia, possibly in Mavrovo.[1]

The Mavrovo lake lies at an altitude of 1220m. It is 12 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide and covers an area of 13,3 square kilometers. The coast is 24 kilometers long. The deepest measured spot of the lake is 48 meters deep.

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