Đeravica

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Đeravica
Gjeravica
Đeravica.jpg
Đeravica
Highest point
Elevation 2,656 m (8,714 ft) [1][2][3][4]
Prominence 1,018 m (3,340 ft) [5]
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 42°32′1″N 20°08′24″E / 42.53361°N 20.14000°E / 42.53361; 20.14000Coordinates: 42°32′1″N 20°08′24″E / 42.53361°N 20.14000°E / 42.53361; 20.14000
Naming
Pronunciation Albanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾavitsa]
Serbian: [dʑɛraʋitsa]
Geography
Đeravica is located in Kosovo
Đeravica
Đeravica
Location of Đeravica in Kosovo
Location near Deçan, Kosovo[a]
Parent range Prokletije

Đeravica or Gjeravica (Albanian: Gjeravica; Serbian Cyrillic: Ђеравица) is the second highest mountain peak in the Prokletije mountain range and the Dinaric Alps chain, after Maja Jezercë. It is the highest mountain in Kosovo,[a] and, according to the view held by the government of Serbia that Kosovo is part of Serbia, the highest mountain of Serbia. It has an elevation of 2,656 m (8,714 ft) above sea level.[1][2][3][4] Đeravica is located in the western part of Kosovo, in the municipality of Junik. Before 20th century, Đeravica used to be called Kaluđerovica (Kaluđer means monk in Serbian).

Features[edit]

It is somewhat different from the rest of the Prokletije mountains because of the lack of a stony, limestone texture the mountains in Prokletije have.[citation needed] Many large and small glacial lakes can be found near the summit. The largest of the lakes is Đeravica Lake which is just under the summit and is the origin of the Erenik river.

Đeravica and the Prokletije are mostly known for the growth of Chestnuts.[citation needed] There are also wild strawberries growing in Đeravica during the summer.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Nearby settlements[edit]

  • Deçan
  • Junik
  • Peć
  • Belaje
  • Krši i Ćenit
  • Krši i Zi
  • Veliko Jezero
  • Crveno Jezero

Nearby Peaks[edit]

  • Kumulore
  • Tropojske Pločice
  • Guri i Gjate
  • Maja e Ram Arućit
  • Ljogi i Prelš

Cliffs[edit]

  • Biga Tamas
  • Krši i Ćenit
  • Kumulore
  • Krši i Zi
  • Guri i Mal
  • Gurt e Ljove
  • Brehov
  • Minarja

Nearby Springs[edit]

  • Kroni Tedel
  • Kroni Gusija
  • Kroni i Lizit
  • Kroni i Nuses
  • Gura e Hasanags
  • Kroni i Metes
  • Gura e Mir
  • Kroni i Rasave
  • Kroni i Smajlit
  • Gura i Ćuršis
  • Gura Hođs
  • Kroni i Mir

Notes and references[edit]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

References:

  1. ^ a b "CIA World Factbook 2014: Kosovo" (PDF). Central Intelligence Agency. 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "CIA World Factbook 1999". Central Intelligence Agency. 1999. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Facts about Serbia: Position, relief and climate". Government of Serbia. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Facts about Serbia". National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Daravica, Kosovo". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

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