Skopska Crna Gora

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Skopska Crna Gora
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Skopska Crna Gora is located in Republic of Macedonia
Skopska Crna Gora
Skopska Crna Gora
northern Macedonia and southeastern Kosovo
Coordinates 42°11′24″N 21°26′24″E / 42.19000°N 21.44000°E / 42.19000; 21.44000Coordinates: 42°11′24″N 21°26′24″E / 42.19000°N 21.44000°E / 42.19000; 21.44000

Skopska Crna Gora (meaning "Black Mountain of Skopje"; Macedonian and Serbian: Скопска Црна Гора, pronounced [skôpskaː tsr̩̂ːnaː ɡǒra]), also historically known as Kara-dagh (Turkish for "black mountain", Albanian: Mali i Zi or Malet e Karadakut) during Ottoman times, is a mountain range on the border between Kosovo[a] and the Republic of Macedonia, between the cities of Kaçanik (in southern Kosovo) and Skopje (in Macedonia). The highest peaks are Ramno (1,651 m), Sokolovec and Dušanovec. The population speak the Skopska Crna Gora dialect.


  • Monastery of St. Nikita, dating to the 14th century, with frescoes by Mihajlo and Eftihie.

Notable people[edit]

  • Dejan (fl. 1346-1356), Serbian medieval nobleman, sevastokrator and despot
  • Toma Raspasani, Albanian Catholic monk.
  • Idriz Seferi, Albanian nationalist figure and guerrilla fighter.


a.   ^ 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.



  • Skopska Crna Gora, Srpski etnografski zbornik, VI (Belgrade), 1905