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MOUNTAINS

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Republic of Macedonia is a predominantly mountainous country. Approximately 50% of the territory of Macedonia represents a typical mountainous area, which consist hills and mountains.

Mountains are divided into two basic groups: Shar Mountains mountain range that continues to West Vardar/Pelagonia mountain range (also known as Dinaric range) and Osogovo-Belasica mountain chain (also known as Rhodope range). Shar Mountains and West Vardar/Pelagonia mountain range is a continuation between the Dinaric Alps and Pindus mountain ranges, whereas Osogovo-Belasica mountain chain is a continuation of the Rila-Rhodopes mountain massif.

By their shape, mountains in Republic of Macedonia are very different, ranging from mild round shape in the eastern part, to fully Alpine in the western. Such diversity offers great possibilities for developing sports as alpinism, sport climbing, speleological, cannoning, paragliding, skiing, ski-climbing etc. On the slopes of some of the mountains, there are ski-centers such as Popova Shapka on Shar Planina, Mavrovo (Bistra), Begova Cheshma (Baba), Krushevo (Mountain Krushevo), Oteshevo (Galichica) and other smaller centers, constantly developing.

Shar Mountains mountain range:

•    Shar Mountains
•    Mount Korab
•    Mount Bistra
•    Stogovo
•    Galichica
•    Deshat
•    Jablanica

West Vardar/Pelagonia mountain range:
•    Baba Mountain
•    Jakupica
•    Nidze
•    Kozuf

 

 

Osogovo-Belasica mountain range:
•    Osogovo
•    Belasica
•    Vlahina
•    Maleshevo
•    Plachkovica
•    Ograzden

List of the most important Macedonian mountains:
•    Mount Korab (2764 m)
•    Shar Mountains (2747 m)
•    Baba Mountain(2601 m)
•    Jakupica (2540 m)
•    Nidze (2521 m)
•    Deshat (2373 m)
•    Galichica (2288 m)

•    Stogovo (2273 m)

 

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•   Jablanica (2257 m)

•    Osogovo (2252 m)
•    Kozuf (2166 m)
•    Bistra (2163 m)
•    Celoica (2062 m)
•    Belasica (2029 m)
•    Kozjak (1284 m)
•    Plakenska planina
•    Konechka planina
•    Maleshevo
•    Plachkovica
•    Busheva planina
•    Babuna
•    Ograzden
•    Selechka planina
•    Skopska Crna Gora

Mountains are suitable for Mountain walking, climbing, Mountain biking, off roads etc.

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