Maja e Çikës

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Maja e Çikës
Maja i Cikes, pohled na vrchol.jpg
The coastline of Himara seen from the Mount.
Highest point
Elevation2,044 m (6,706 ft) [1][2]
Prominence1,563 m (5,128 ft) [3]
Coordinates40°12′0″N 19°38′0″E / 40.20000°N 19.63333°E / 40.20000; 19.63333Coordinates: 40°12′0″N 19°38′0″E / 40.20000°N 19.63333°E / 40.20000; 19.63333
Maja e Çikës is located in Albania
Maja e Çikës
Maja e Çikës
Location in Albania
LocationHimara, Vlorë, Albania
Parent rangeCeraunian Mountains
Age of rockTriassic
Mountain typeLimestone

The Maja e Çikës, (Albanian pronunciation: [maja ɛ tʃikəs]) at 2,044 metres (6,706 ft) above sea level, is the highest peak of the Ceraunian Mountains.[4] The Ceraunians extends approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) along the Albanian Riviera in a northwesterly direction from Sarandë to the Karaburun Peninsula. With a prominence of 1,563 metres (5,128 ft), Maja e Çikës is the 85th most prominent mountain peak in Europe.[5]

The climate is mediterranean, having hot summers and generally warm to cool, dry winters. Furthermore, the mount falls within the Illyrian deciduous forests terrestrial ecoregion of the Palearctic Temperate broadleaf and mixed forest. The mount is also part of the Llogara National Park, which is noted for its rich biodiversity and vegetation. The western flank of the mount is vegetated by species such as the Bulgarian fir, Austrian pine, Bosnian pine and Macedonian pine.[6]

Çika seen from SH8
View from Dhërmi beach
View from the peak

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  1. ^ The Finest Peaks - Prominence and Other Mountain Measures (Adam Helman ed.). Trafford Publishing. ISBN 9781412059954.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "TREGUES SIPAS QARQEVE INDICATORS BY PREFECTURES" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  3. ^ Petter Bjørstad; Jonathan de Ferranti; Eberhard Jurgalski; Vasja Kavcic; Aaron Maizlish. "EUROPE ULTRA-PROMINENCES".
  4. ^ "Albania Guide to it's Natural Treasures" (PDF). p. 72. This Pass, at 1,027 m altitude, separates mount Çika (2,045 m) from the coastal mount ains of Rreza and Karaburun , that together makes a physical and geographical un it which is naturally valuable.
  5. ^ "Europe Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Albania Guide to it's Natural Treasures" (PDf). p. 72. The more common species are Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), fir of Macedonia (Abies borissi-regis), and Pinus heldreichii.