Kozjak (mountain)

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Kozjak (Macedonian: About this soundКозјак ) is a mountain situated on the border between North Macedonia and Serbia. It is situated north-east from Kumanovo. The tallest peak of Kozjak is Virovi at 1284 meters.[1] The region is also known as Kozjačija.

Manastir Prohor Pcinjski.JPG
Prohor Pčinjski at the slopes of the mountain
Highest point
Elevation1,284 m (4,213 ft)
Coordinates42°18′37″N 21°55′42″E / 42.31028°N 21.92833°E / 42.31028; 21.92833Coordinates: 42°18′37″N 21°55′42″E / 42.31028°N 21.92833°E / 42.31028; 21.92833
Kozjak is located in Serbia
Location in Serbia, on the border with Macedonia
Kozjak is located in North Macedonia
Kozjak (North Macedonia)
LocationNorth Macedonia and Serbia

During the struggle for Macedonia, the Balkan Wars and World War I, Serbian volunteer detachments fought to liberate the region from Turkish, Albanian and Bulgarian tyranny. In World War II Kozjak was occupied by Draža Mihajlović's Chetniks and was a ground of severe battles between them and the Macedonian National Liberation Army at the time supported by the Nazi Germany and its Axis collaborators, Bulgaria and the Satellite State of Croatia.

Kozjak is famous for the Prohor Pčinjski monastery in which the first session of the ASNOM was held on 2 August 1944.


  1. ^ Jovan Đokić. "Katalog planina Srbije". PSD Kopaonik Beograd. Archived from the original on 2011-05-18.