The mountains of Kosovo belong to Dinarides range. The plain of Kosovo is on average 550 m (1,804 ft) above the sea level and the plain of Dukagjini is on average 450 m (1,476 ft) high. The Dinaric Alps in the east and the Šar Mountains in the south are home to the highest peaks in Kosovo rising well over 2,000 m (6,562 ft). The only mountain in the north higher than 2,000 m (6,562 ft) is Kopaonik which rises to 2,017 m (6,617 ft).

The mountains make some unusual landscapes like the Rugova Canyon and the Kaçanik Gorge. There are alpine and glacier lakes located in most of the mountains.

Đeravica/Gjeravica 2,656m - eastern face
Đeravica/Gjeravica 2,656m - eastern face
Mount Ljuboten/Luboten as seen from Ferizaj.
Mount Ljuboten/Luboten as seen from Ferizaj.

List of highest peaks in Kosovo

List of mountain peaks in Kosovo with over 2,000 m (6,562 ft) in height

Peak Mountain Height (m)
Rudoka - 'Rudoka e Madhe' - south peak of double-summit Sharr Mountains 2661[1]
Rudoka - north peak of double summit Sharr Mountains 2658[2]
Gjeravica Accursed Mountains 2656
Bistra – east summit Šar Mountains 2651
Bistra – west summit Šar Mountains 2644
Rudoka - 'Rudoka e Vogël' - unnamed summit on ridge Šar Mountains 2629
Rudoka - unnamed summit on ridge Šar Mountains 2629
Rudoka - unnamed summit on ridge Šar Mountains 2618
Džini Beg Šar Mountains 2610
Lake Peak / Jezerski / Maja e Liqenit Šar Mountains 2604
Trpeznica / Trpeznica / Tërepeznicë Šar Mountains 2590
Maja e Zezë Šar Mountains 2585
Big Vraca / Vracë e Madhe Šar Mountains 2583
Unnamed peak north-west of Gjeravica Accursed Mountains 2570
Vrtop / Vërtop Šar Mountains 2555
Gusan Accursed Mountains 2539
Black Peak / Crni Kamen / Maja e Gurit Šar Mountains 2536
Marijash Accursed Mountains 2533
Kobilica / Kobilicë Šar Mountains 2528
Piribeg Šar Mountains 2524
Guri i Kuq Accursed Mountains 2522
Maja e Ropës Bogićevica 2501
Ljuboten Šar Mountains 2498
Maja Livadh Šar Mountains 2497
Zallina Šar Mountains 2493
Small Vraca Šar Mountains 2483
Kopranik Accursed Mountains 2460
Veternik Mountain Accursed Mountains 2410
Kara Nikolla Šar Mountains 2409
Hajla / Hajlë Accursed Mountains, Hajla 2403
Maja e Pikëllimës Koritnik 2393
Mali i Zhlebit Accursed Mountains, Žljeb 2381
Streoc / Strellc Accursed Mountains 2377
Tromeđa / Trekufir * Accursed Mountains 2366
Mali i Zhlebit / Žljeb Accursed Mountains, Žljeb 2365
Tumba Šar Mountains 2346
Leqinat / Lićenat Accursed Mountains 2341
Rrаsa e Zogut Junik Mountains 2305
Mramor Šar Mountains 2298
Hajla e Vëranocit Accursed Mountains, Hajla 2281
Ćule Šar Mountains 2220
Bivoll / Bivoli Ošljak 2212
Kačina glava / Kaçina Glava Šar Mountains 2207
Deçan Mountain / Mali i Deçanit Accursed Mountains 2200
Gemitash / Gemitaš Šar Mountains 2183
Ovčinec / Ovshinec Šar Mountains 2177
Kallabak Šar Mountains 2174
Pogled** Accursed Mountains, Mokna 2155
Dramadol Accursed Mountains, Hajla 2120
Crnkamenska Kula / Kulla e Gurit të Zi Šar Mountains 2117
Beleg Accursed Mountains, Mokna 2102
Pashallore / Pašalor Jezerski 2092
Maja Ksulje e Priftit / Šerupa*** Šar Mountains 2092
Crn Kamen / Guri i Zi Šar Mountains 2051
Kruševačka Planina / Mali Krushvaçës Šar Mountains 2048
Murga (peak) / Murgë Šar Mountains 2025
Maja e Vjelakut / Volujak Paklen (Peja) 2014
Hajla e Shkrelit Accursed Mountains, Hajla 2011
Lisičji Kamen / Guri i Lisiçjit Šar Mountains 2010
Plitković / Plitkoviq near Lipjan 2000
Oshtro Koplje Kopaonik 1789

List of coordinates of some significant mountain peaks

The list contains coordinates of some significant peaks alphabetically ordered by mountain and then peak name

Mountain Highest peak(s) Elevation (m) Coordinates Nearest town
Crnoljeva Garamele 1160 42°24′43″N 20°58′02″E / 42.41194°N 20.96722°E / 42.41194; 20.96722 Shtime
Gradina (peak) 1055 42°28′48″N 20°51′01″E / 42.48000°N 20.85028°E / 42.48000; 20.85028 Mališevo
Gollak Gollak-Lisica 1186 42°41′30″N 21°41′21″E / 42.69167°N 21.68917°E / 42.69167; 21.68917 Pristina
Skopska Crna Gora Kopilaqa 1492 42°14′4.2″N 21°26′27.3″E / 42.234500°N 21.440917°E / 42.234500; 21.440917 Vitia
Hajla Hajla 2403 42°45′16″N 20°08′58″E / 42.75444°N 20.14944°E / 42.75444; 20.14944 Peja
Maja e Liqenit Ostrvica 2092 42°14′29″N 20°54′51″E / 42.24139°N 20.91417°E / 42.24139; 20.91417 Prizren
Karadino 1656 42°18′01″N 21°02′3″E / 42.30028°N 21.03417°E / 42.30028; 21.03417 Štrpce
Bukova Glava (peak) 1677 42°19′35″N 20°58′4″E / 42.32639°N 20.96778°E / 42.32639; 20.96778 Suva Reka
Studenica, Kosovo (peak) 1723 42°18′36″N 20°59′04″E / 42.31000°N 20.98444°E / 42.31000; 20.98444 Suva Reka
Kopaonik Oštro Koplje 1789 43°01′11″N 21°01′10″E / 43.01972°N 21.01944°E / 43.01972; 21.01944 Podujevo
Šatorica 1750 43°06′41″N 20°58′49″E / 43.11139°N 20.98028°E / 43.11139; 20.98028 Leposavić
Koritnik Koritnik 2393 42°04′54″N 20°33′45″E / 42.08167°N 20.56250°E / 42.08167; 20.56250 Prizren
Koznica Gerbesh 1230 42°39′35″N 21°22′4″E / 42.65972°N 21.36778°E / 42.65972; 21.36778 Pristina
Mokra gora Novi Vrh (peak) 1806 42°50′00″N 20°26′50″E / 42.83333°N 20.44722°E / 42.83333; 20.44722 Peja
Ruica 1814 42°51′58″N 20°33′09″E / 42.86611°N 20.55250°E / 42.86611; 20.55250 Peja
Nerodimka Mountain Kurkulica 1549 42°18′37″N 21°03′5″E / 42.31028°N 21.05139°E / 42.31028; 21.05139 Ferizaj
Pashtrik 1986 42°12′45″N 20°31′48″E / 42.21250°N 20.53000°E / 42.21250; 20.53000 Prizren
Accursed Mountains Gjeravica 2656 42°32′01″N 20°08′40″E / 42.53361°N 20.14444°E / 42.53361; 20.14444 Peja
Guri i Kuq 2522 42°39′40″N 20°08′20″E / 42.66111°N 20.13889°E / 42.66111; 20.13889 Peja
Šar Mountains Isa Aga 2555 42°05′55″N 20°50′05″E / 42.09861°N 20.83472°E / 42.09861; 20.83472 Prizren
Peskovi 2651 42°08′29″N 20°59′00″E / 42.14139°N 20.98333°E / 42.14139; 20.98333 Prizren
Crni Vrh 2585 42°07′42″N 20°55′28″E / 42.12833°N 20.92444°E / 42.12833; 20.92444 Prizren
Ljuboten 2498 42°12′28″N 21°07′29″E / 42.20778°N 21.12472°E / 42.20778; 21.12472 Ferizaj
Streoc 2377 42°35′55″N 20°14′07″E / 42.59861°N 20.23528°E / 42.59861; 20.23528 Peja
Koprivnik 2461 42°37′12″N 20°12′42″E / 42.62000°N 20.21167°E / 42.62000; 20.21167 Peja
Žar Mountain Pljoš 1694 42°16′17″N 20°57′01″E / 42.27139°N 20.95028°E / 42.27139; 20.95028 Suva Reka
Žljeb mountain Rusulija 2381 42°45′02″N 20°14′55″E / 42.75056°N 20.24861°E / 42.75056; 20.24861 Peja

Border Peaks

Here are some of the less significant peaks, but that define the border of Kosovo and are thus interesting.

North East on the border to Serbia :

Following the Tip on the left side :

References

  1. ^ Great Rudoka (Maja e Njeriut), 2658m, www.summitpost.org
  2. ^ "gis.katastar.gov.mk".((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

See also