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Petrova Gora ("Peter's Mountain") is a mountain range in central Kordun.

Petrova Gora
Petrova Gora is located in Croatia
Petrova Gora
Petrova Gora
Location of Petrova Gora within Croatia
Highest point
Elevation 512 m (1,680 ft)
Coordinates 45°14′30″N 15°48′23″E / 45.24167°N 15.80639°E / 45.24167; 15.80639Coordinates: 45°14′30″N 15°48′23″E / 45.24167°N 15.80639°E / 45.24167; 15.80639
Location Croatia

Petrova gora is located in Karlovac County, Republic of Croatia. It is located northeast-southwest, 25 km long.

In the past this mountain was called Gvozd, which means forests [1]. After the great battle, called the Battle of Gvozd, between the Hungarian army on one side and the Croatian Army on the other side, Croatian king Petar Svačić was killed on this mountain. The mountain was then renamed Petrova Gora, after king Petar.

It is an old geological formation, which means that it is relatively rich in water and especially in forest vegetation. This also implies a certain mountaineering restraint because it lacks broad visibility, but there is also a large identification of reliefs[clarification needed] with numerous significant reefs and deep ravines enriched with numerous streams. It composed of Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks.

The 37 meter high memorial to Mali Petrovac and the abandoned communications tower at Magarčevac, which could easily become a hiking pyramid, provide an excellent view of the immediate surroundings, but also to a good part of central Croatia, Gorski Kotar, and Slovenia, and especially Northwest Bosnia.

The idea of building a monument on Mali Petrovac was encouraged even after the end of World War II, and on May 6, 1946, the foundation stone was laid. Construction began only after 34 years, in mid 1980, according to the original plans of the Croatian sculptor Vojin Bakić. The monument opened on October 4, 1981. The monument is a masterpiece of monumental commemorative sculpture of its time and highlights the role of Petrova Gora in the antifascist struggle in this region.

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