Turk i Madh
|Golem Turčin (former name)|
View of Titov Vrv (left) and Mal Turčin (right)
|Elevation||2,748 m (9,016 ft)|
|Location||Republic of Macedonia|
|Parent range||Šar Mountain|
Titov Vrv (Macedonian: Титов Врв, Albanian: Turk i Madh) is the highest peak in the Šar Mountain at 2,748 m. It is located about 13 mi (21 km) northwest of the Macedonian city of Tetovo near the border with Kosovo[a]. The summit was named after former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. Its original name was Голем Турчин/Golem Turčin ("Big Turk"). In 1934 the peak was renamed Mount Aleksandar after the name of the Yugoslav King Aleksandar, who was assassinated in the same year. During the World War II the Bulgarian authorities restored its traditional name. After the establishment of Communist Yugoslavia the peak was renamed after Tito. The name has remained unchanged since Macedonian independence in 1991.
Each year on the last weekend of May, mountain club "Ljuboten" organises a climb to this peak.
- Makfax Independent News Agency (Macedonian)
|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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