Jablanica (mountain)

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Jablanica Gorna Belica.jpg
Jablanica seen near village Gorna Belica
Highest point
Elevation 2,257 m (7,405 ft)
Coordinates 41°17′7.78″N 20°31′43.72″E / 41.2854944°N 20.5288111°E / 41.2854944; 20.5288111
Location Albania - Republic of Macedonia border
Parent range Shebenik-Jablanica

The Jablanica (Albanian: Jabllanica; Macedonian: About this sound Јабланица ) is a mountain located between the border of Albania and the Republic of Macedonia.[1] The long mountain ridge is higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft) for approximately 50 km (31 mi), while the highest part, located in its very center, is Black Stone at 2,257 m (7,405 ft) high. Both countries have 50% of the mountain, Albania the west and Macedonia the east. Jablanica Mountain contains many large mountain lakes. Shebenik mountain is located just to the west of Jablanica and give name to the Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park. The closest towns to Jablanica are Librazhd in Albania and Struga in Macedonia.

The mountain range is one of the few places in the Balkans that hold the Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx martinoi), a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). The total number of this vulnerable species is estimated at below 100 individuals.

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  1. ^ Spangenberg, Annette; et al. "Jablanica-Shebenik Working towards a transboundary protected area for the Balkan lynx" (PDF). Euronatur. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.