Šar Planina

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Šar Planina

 

a mountain range in southern Yugoslavia, near the Albanian border. The Šar Planina is more than 60 km long and reaches an elevation of 2,760 m at Titov-Vrh. The range is composed of schists, limestones, and dolomites and exhibits karst phenomena. Mixed forests are found on the slopes, and mountain meadows are encountered at elevations above 2,000 m.

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In recent years, various institutions have warned of the illegal felling of trees at several locations at Sar Planina.
Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo are to promote a project for declaring part of Sar Planina a transboundary protected area.
The profile of the Sar Planina above Tetovo at sunset and the endless rows of grape vines stretching off to the horizon in the Tikves valley are just as captivating.
Job openings for the appointment of directors of public companies Nacionalni Park Kopaonik, Nacionalni Park Djerdap, Nacionalni Park Tara, Nacionalni Park Fruska Gora and Nacionalni Park Sar Planina will also be announced.
In the previous decade, Tetovo was joined together with Gostivar through the villages of Sar Planina but these last few years, the two cities got closer horizontally through the highway.
Reporters heard a steady series of impacts, apparently targeting rebel rear positions in the Sar Planina range.
On 26 August 1944, when the Second World War was still in full swing, returning from a combat mission in Romania, a US B-24 bomber was hit and forced to land on the slopes of Sar Planina, near the Tetovo village of Vratnica.
State radio spoke of 'real war in Tetovo,' as government forces fired cannon, mortar and heavy machine-gun rounds at the rebels ensconced on the foothills abutting Mount Sar Planina.
The Republic of Macedonia has a lot of mountain peaks higher than 2,000 meters, which is a superb base for winter tourism, and its winter resorts, such as Popova Sapka at Sar Planina Mountain, Mavrovo, Krusevo, Pelister and Kozuf boast all the required facilities for sport and recreation, as well as comfortable accommodation facilities and hotels.
Macedonian police reported sporadic clashing with the extremists on the slopes of Mount Sar Planina, just north of Tetovo.