Mirusha waterfalls

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Mirusha Waterfalls
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Mirusha Waterfalls
Location  Kosovo[a]
Coordinates 42°31′26″N 20°34′59″E / 42.523861°N 20.582984°E / 42.523861; 20.582984Coordinates: 42°31′26″N 20°34′59″E / 42.523861°N 20.582984°E / 42.523861; 20.582984
Type Multi-step
Number of drops 12
Longest drop 22 m (72 ft)
Watercourse Mirusha River

The Mirusha waterfalls (Albanian: Ujëvarët e Mirushës; Serbian: Slapovi Miruše / Слапови Мируше) are a series of waterfalls found in the Mirusha Park, in central Kosovo[a]. The waterfalls have, over time, created canyons and caves, which are famous throughout the country. The river has carved a 10 kilometres (6 mi) canyon and created 13 lakes with waterfalls between them. The waterfalls are one of the most visited attractions of the area and people often swim there. The walls around the waterfalls are white in colour, whereas the water from the Mirusha river is a dirty brown. The waterfall's caves are also popular with visitors. The highest waterfall, between the sixth and seventh lake, is 22 metres (72 ft) high.


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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 received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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