Mali i Gramës

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Northern slopes of the Mountain seen from Gramë Lake

Mali i Gramës is a mountain in the Albanian part of the Korab mountain range. Mali i Gramës reaches a height of 2,345 metres high. Around the mountain are many lakes including the largest lake on Mount Korab which also shares the name 'Gramë'. It around one and a half kilometres west of Mount Korab itself, to which it is connected to the main part of the mountain by a long ridge.[1]

Gramë refers to the peak itself, but also the entire southwestern spur of the Korab range, which is about eight kilometres long. In the north, the Gramë stream flows through a deep canyon to a terrace. To the east of this is Lake Gramë (c. 1750 metres above sea level).[1]

There are several gypsum deposits in the region around Gramë.[2] Natural monuments in the region include the Karst i Malit të Bardhë,[3] the Selenium deposit at Pasqyrat e Gramës,[4] and the cirque at Bjeshka e Zonjave.[5]

On the north side of the mountain, the Malli i Gramës falls away into a sheer cliff. The main access from the villages in the southwest to the seasonal pasture northeast of the mountain runs over the summit. Cerjan on the south side and Zimur in the southwest are the highest villages on the mountain, at around 1300 metres above sea level.[1] In the southwest, around seven kilometres away at an altitude of around 650 metres, where it is flatter, is the capital of the region, Peshkopi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Albanische Militärkarte 1:50.000, Blatt 34-77-D (Peshkopia) (2nd ed.). Tirana. 1985. 
  2. ^ Akademia e Shkencave e RPSSH, ed. (1990). "Korabi". Gjeografia fizike e Shqipërisë (in Albanian). 2. Tirana: ASh. p. 128. OCLC 832997295. 
  3. ^ Agjencia kombëtare e Zonave të Mbrojtura (ed.). "Karsti i Malit të Bardhë" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  4. ^ Agjencia kombëtare e Zonave të Mbrojtura (ed.). "Pasqyrat e Gramës" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2016-07-08. 
  5. ^ Agjencia kombëtare e Zonave të Mbrojtura (ed.). "Bjeshka e Zonjave Zimur" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

Coordinates: 41°44′N 20°29′E / 41.733°N 20.483°E / 41.733; 20.483