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The Rumija Mountain and the Skadar Lake.jpg
Elevation 1,594 m (5,230 ft)
Prominence 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Location Montenegro Montenegro

Rumija is a mountain in South Montenegro. The highest point of Rumija Mountain is Rumija, which is 1,594 m (5,230 ft) high.

Rumija rises above the town of Bar, and is a natural Dinaric barrier, separating Adriatic Sea from Skadar Lake basin.

It is the southernmost mountain of Montenegro, and with prominence of 1,500 m (4,921 ft), one of the most prominent.

Religious Significance[edit]

The Rumija Mountain is a site of great religious significance. The Cross of Jovan Vladimir is carried every year on the Feast of Pentecost from the village of Velji Mikulići to the summit of Rumija. Traditionally, in addition to Orthodox Christians of Bar area, Catholics and Muslims also take part in the procession and ascent to Rumija summit.

In 2005, Serbian Orthodox Church mounted a metal church building to the summit, by means of Air Force of Serbia and Montenegro helicopter. This was a highly controversial issue, as building of the church was not approved by Montenegrin authorities. The use of the Air Force helicopter was perceived by some as a provocation in the wake of Montenegrin independence referendum.

External links[edit]

SummitPost: Rumija

Coordinates: 42°06′10″N 19°11′37″E / 42.10278°N 19.19361°E / 42.10278; 19.19361