Mount Koritnik on the left from Pashtrik
|Elevation||2,396 m (7,861 ft) |
|Parent range||Korab Mountains|
|Age of rock||Triassic|
Koritnik (Albanian: Maja e Koritnikut) is a wooded, limestone mountain, located in northeastern Albania and southwest Kosovo between the cities of Kukës and Prizren. The mountain is entirely surrounded by branches of the White Drin river. The highest point of Koritnik massif, Maja e Pikëllimës reaches an elevation of 2,393 metres (7,851 ft) above the Adriatic. Gryka e Vanavës (English: Vanave Gorge) separates the mountain from Gjallica. The gorge has a length of 3.5 km (2.2 mi) and a width of 30 m (0.019 mi), and a deepth of about 300 m (0.19 mi).
The massif falls within the Balkan mixed forests terrestrial ecoregion of the Palearctic Temperate broadleaf and mixed forest. The slopes of the mountain meadows are mostly covered with coniferous forests. The Koritnik mountain because of its high pastures contains a population of 60 chamois.
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