Mirusha waterfalls

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Mirusha Waterfalls
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Mirusha Waterfalls
Location Kosovo[a]
Coordinates42°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
TypeMulti-step
Number of drops12
Longest drop22 m (72 ft)
WatercourseMirusha 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 been recognized as an independent state by 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, 10 of which have subsequently withdrawn recognition.

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