Titov Vrv (Macedonian: Титов Врв, Albanian: Turk i Madh) is the highest peak in the Šar Mountain at 2,748 m. It is located about 13 mi (21 km) northwest of the Macedonian city of Tetovo, near the border with Kosovo.[a] The summit was named after former Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito. Its original name was Голем Турчин/Golem Turčin ("Big Turk"). In 1934 the peak was renamed Mount Aleksandar after the name of the Yugoslav King Aleksandar, who was assassinated in the same year. During the World War II the Bulgarian authorities restored its traditional name. After the establishment of Communist Yugoslavia the peak was renamed after Tito. The name has remained unchanged since Macedonian independence in 1991.

Titov Vrv
Turk i Madh
Golem Turčin (former name)
Titov vrv a Turcin.jpg
View of Titov Vrv (left) and Mal Turčin (right)
Highest point
Elevation2,748 m (9,016 ft)
Coordinates41°59′31″N 20°47′53″E / 41.99194°N 20.79806°E / 41.99194; 20.79806Coordinates: 41°59′31″N 20°47′53″E / 41.99194°N 20.79806°E / 41.99194; 20.79806
Geography
Titov Vrv is located in Republic of North Macedonia
Titov Vrv
Titov Vrv
Location of the peak
LocationNorth Macedonia
Parent rangeŠar Mountain

ActivityEdit

Each year on the last weekend of May, mountain club "Ljuboten" organises a climb to this peak.[1]

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NotesEdit

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, but 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 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 14 later withdrew their recognition.