Skopska Crna Gora

Skopska Crna Gora (Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic: Скопска Црна Гора, pronounced [skôpskaː tsr̩̂ːnaː ɡǒra], Albanian: Mali i Zi i Shkupit; meaning "Black Mountain of Skopje"), often called and only as Crna Gora (Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic: Црна Гора, Albanian: Mali i Zi; meaning "Black Mountain"), Albanian: Malet e Karadakut), is a mountain range largely in North Macedonia, with smaller parts in Kosovo[a] and Serbia. It lies between the cities of Kaçanik (in southern Kosovo) and Skopje (in Macedonia). The highest peak is Ramno (1,651 m (5,417 ft)) in Macedonia.[1] The largest town on the mountain is Kučevište in North Macedonia.[1]

Skopska Crna Gora
Macedonian and Serbian: Скопска Црна Гора, Skopska Crna Gora
Albanian: Mali i Zi i Shkupit / Malet e Karadakut
Turkish: Karadağ
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Highest point
Elevation1,651 m (5,417 ft)
Coordinates42°11′24″N 21°26′24″E / 42.19000°N 21.44000°E / 42.19000; 21.44000Coordinates: 42°11′24″N 21°26′24″E / 42.19000°N 21.44000°E / 42.19000; 21.44000
Native nameСкопска Црна Гора
Skopska Crna Gora is located in North Macedonia
Skopska Crna Gora
Skopska Crna Gora
Location of the mountain within North Macedonia
LocationNorth Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia

The Macedonian population of the region speaks the Skopska Crna Gora dialect of Macedonian.

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  • Monastery of St. Nikita, dating to the 14th century, with frescoes by Mihajlo and Eftihie.

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^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. 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 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

  1. ^ a b Мала енциклопедија Просвета [Little Encyclopedia of Prosveta] (in Serbo-Croatian). Belgrade: Prosveta. 1969. p. 589.


  • "Skopska Crna Gora", Srpski etnografski zbornik, VI, Belgrade, 1905