Gjeravica or Đeravica (Albanian: Gjeravica; Serbian Cyrillic: Ђеравица) is the second-highest mountain peak in the Accursed Mountains mountain range and the Dinaric Alps chain, after Maja Jezercë. It is the second-highest[6] mountain in Kosovo,[a]. It has an elevation of 2,656 m (8,714 ft) above sea level.[1][2][3][4] Gjeravica is in the western part of Kosovo, in the municipality of Junik. Before the 20th century, Gjeravica used to be called Kaluđerovica (Kaluđer means monk in Serbian), because of the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Peć at the gateway to the mountains.[7]

Highest point
Elevation2,656 m (8,714 ft)[1][2][3][4]
Prominence1,018 m (3,340 ft)[5]
Isolation28.71 km (17.84 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates42°32′1″N 20°08′24″E / 42.53361°N 20.14000°E / 42.53361; 20.14000Coordinates: 42°32′1″N 20°08′24″E / 42.53361°N 20.14000°E / 42.53361; 20.14000
PronunciationAlbanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾavitsa]
Serbian: [dʑɛraʋitsa]
Gjeravica is located in Kosovo
Location of Gjeravica in Kosovo
Locationnear Deçan, Kosovo[a]
Parent rangeAccursed Mountains


Gjeravica is somewhat different from the rest of the Accursed mountains in its lack of the stony, limestone texture the other mountains in Accursed Mountains have.[citation needed] Many large and small glacial lakes can be found near the summit. The largest of the lakes is Gjeravica Lake, which is just under the summit and is the origin of the Erenik river.

Gjeravica and the Accursed mountains are mostly known for the growth of chestnuts.[citation needed] There are also wild strawberries growing in Gjeravica during the summer.[citation needed]


Nearby settlementsEdit

Nearby peaksEdit

  • Kumulore
  • Tropojske Pločice
  • Guri i Gjate
  • Maja e Ram Arućit
  • Ljogi i Prels


  • Biga Tamas
  • Krsi i Cenit
  • Kumulore
  • Krsi i Zi
  • Guri i Mal
  • Gurt e Ljove
  • Brehov
  • Minarja

Nearby springsEdit

  • Kroni Tedel
  • Kroni Gusija
  • Kroni i Lizit
  • Kroni i Nuses
  • Gura e Hasanags
  • Kroni i Metes
  • Gura e Mir
  • Kroni i Rasave
  • Kroni i Smajlit
  • Gura i Cursis
  • Gura Hods
  • Kroni i Mir


  1. ^ a b The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 101 UN member states (with another 13 states recognising it at some point but then withdrawing their recognition) and 92 states not recognizing it, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.


  1. ^ a b "CIA World Factbook 2014: Kosovo". Central Intelligence Agency. 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "CIA World Factbook 1999". Central Intelligence Agency. 1999. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Facts about Serbia: Position, relief and climate". Government of Serbia. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Facts about Serbia". National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Daravica, Serbia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Serbia – Velika Rudoka". 18 December 2015.
  7. ^ ""Novosti" na krovu Srbije". NOVOSTI.

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