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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