REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA IS KNOWN FOR ITS MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPES AS 80 % OF THE COUNTRY IS COVERED WITH HILLS AND MOUNTAINS. THE HIGHEST OF THEM ALL IS MOUNT KORAB , RISING TO AN ELEVATION OF 2,764 M (9,068 FT) ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
As Mount Korab is located on a northern part of the frontier between Macedonia and Albania, its summit is considered to be the loftiest in both countries. The whole Korab mountain range stretches around the border triangle of Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo, southwest from the Šar Mountains and is a home to 52 peaks over 2,000 m (6,562 ft).
hile there are no restrictions to climbing the mountain from Albanian side, in Macedonia it is only allowed to climb Mount Korab on 8 September, to celebrate Macedonian Independence Day. On any other day visitors are required to receive a permit from the Ministry of Interior just to gain access to the area, however in truth people do ascend it at other times.
FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN MACEDONIA:
- Mount Korab - 2,764 m (9,068 ft), adjacent to Šar Mountains, north-west Macedonia.
- Titov Vrv - 2,747 m (9,012 ft), in the Šar Mountains, next to the frontier between Macedonia and Kosovo.
- Bakardan - 2,704 m (8,871 ft), also situated in the Šar Mountains, north-west Macedonia.
- Mal Turcin - 2,702 m (8,865 ft), again in the Šar Mountains, slightly south from Titov Vrv.
- Crni Kamen - 2,675 m (8,776 ft), in the Šar Mountains, next to western frontier with Kosovo.
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