Marble Cave, Kosovo

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Marble Cave
  • Albanian: Shpella e Gadimes
  • Serbian: Мермерна пећина, Mermerna pećina
Shpella e gadimes foto Arben Llapashtica.jpg
Location Donje Gadimlje, Kosovo
Coordinates 42°28′48″N 21°12′20″E / 42.48006°N 21.205538°E / 42.48006; 21.205538Coordinates: 42°28′48″N 21°12′20″E / 42.48006°N 21.205538°E / 42.48006; 21.205538
Discovery 1966
Geology karst limestone

The Marble Cave (Albanian: Shpella e Mermerit, Serbian: Мермерна пећина/Mermerna pećina) is a karst limestone cave in the village of Gadime e Ulët (Donje Gadimlje), in the municipality of Lipljan in Kosovo[a]. Much of it is still unexplored. The cave was found in 1966 by a villager, Ahmet Diti, who was cutting stone.[1][2]

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a.   ^ 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 recognised as an independent state by 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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  1. ^ Schuman, Michael (May 14, 2014). Serbia and Montenegro Nations in Transition. Infobase Publishing. p. 137. ISBN 9781438122526. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Gadime Cave (Gadime e Ulët), Kosovo. National Geographic: Western Balkans Geotourism Map Guide. Archived 24 January 2014.

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