Đeravica

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Đeravica
Gjeravica
Đeravica.jpg
Đeravica
Highest point
Elevation2,656 m (8,714 ft) [1][2][3][4]
Prominence1,018 m (3,340 ft) [5]
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates42°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
PronunciationAlbanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾavitsa]
Serbian: [dʑɛraʋitsa]
Geography
Đeravica is located in Kosovo
Đeravica
Đeravica
Location of Đeravica in Kosovo
Locationnear Deçan, Kosovo[a]
Parent rangeProkletije

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 in the western part of Kosovo, in the municipality of Junik. Before the 20th century, Đeravica used to be called Kaluđerovica (Kaluđer means monk in Serbian).[dubious ][citation needed]

Features[edit]

Đeravica is somewhat different from the rest of the Prokletije mountains in its lack of the stony, limestone texture the other 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[edit]

  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 been recognized as an independent state by 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, 10 of which have subsequently withdrawn recognition.

References[edit]

  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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