Suva Planina

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Suva Planina
Suva planina 11a.jpg
Elevation 1,810 m (5,938 ft)
Location
Suva Planina is located in Serbia
Suva Planina
Suva Planina
Location in southeastern Serbia
Coordinates 43°10′49″N 22°10′34″E / 43.18028°N 22.17611°E / 43.18028; 22.17611Coordinates: 43°10′49″N 22°10′34″E / 43.18028°N 22.17611°E / 43.18028; 22.17611

Suva Planina[1] (Serbian Cyrillic: Сува планина, meaning "The dry mountain") is a mountain in southeastern Serbia. It lies between towns of Niška Banja on the northwest and Babušnica on the southeast, with a ridge branching towards Bela Palanka on north. Its earlier name was Kunovica.[2]

The highest peak is Trem ('porch') at 1,810 m, and the second highest is Sokolov kamen ('Falcon's rock') at 1,523m. Sokolov kamen is also the highest point of the city of Niš.

The name stems from the fact that there are only few springs in the whole mountain. Two biggest are Bojanine vode (under Sokolov kamen at 860 m) and Rakoš česma (at the Bela Palanka side of the mountain).

Traces of Roman military road Via Militaris, connecting Singidunum (Belgrade) and Constantinople are still visible across the mountain.[3]

As of 2010, Suva planina is undergoing a process of declaration of a special nature preserve.[4]

In last weekend in February there is a mountaineering event called “Zimski uspon na Trem” (Winter climb on Trem), that gathers over 600 mountaineers from all parts of the Balkans. It is also the biggest Balkan’s mountain winter event. It started in 1997 and it is under the organization of Mountaineering club “Železničar” from Niš.

The slopes of this mountain are popular with skiing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Galerija slika sa Suve planine - satelitski snimci. (in Serbian), Suva Planina.com, retrieved 2010-08-26 
  2. ^ Jovan Đ Marković (1980). Regionalna geografija SFR Jugoslavije. Građevinska Knjiga. p. 358. "Suva planina /1 808 m/, ranije Kunovica" 
  3. ^ Завршава се планински пут до Ракоша, Narodne novine, 2013-08-13 
  4. ^ Odluka o izradi prostornog plana područja posebne namene specijalnog rezervata prirode Suva planina, Official gazette of Republic of Serbia, 2010-06-10 

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