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 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]

Gjeravica
Đeravica
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Gjeravica
Highest point
Elevation2,656 m (8,714 ft)[1][2][3][4]
Prominence1,018 m (3,340 ft)[5]
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
Naming
PronunciationAlbanian pronunciation: [ɟɛɾavitsa]
Serbian: [dʑɛraʋitsa]
Geography
Gjeravica is located in Kosovo
Gjeravica
Gjeravica
Location of Gjeravica in Kosovo
Locationnear Deçan, Kosovo[a]
Parent rangeAccursed Mountains

FeaturesEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

Nearby settlementsEdit

Nearby peaksEdit

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

CliffsEdit

  • 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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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. 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  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.[self-published source?]
  6. ^ "Serbia – Velika Rudoka". 18 December 2015.
  7. ^ ""Novosti" na krovu Srbije". NOVOSTI.

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