Skopska Crna Gora

Skopska Crna Gora (Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic: Скопска Црна Гора, pronounced [skôpskaː tsr̩̂ːnaː ɡǒra], Albanian: Mali i Zi i Shkupit; meaning "Black Mountain of Skopje"), often called and only as Crna Gora (Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic: Црна Гора, Albanian: Mali i Zi; meaning "Black Mountain"), Albanian: Malet e Karadakut), is a mountain range largely in North Macedonia, with smaller parts in Kosovo and Serbia. It lies between the cities of Kaçanik (in southern Kosovo) and Skopje (in Macedonia). The highest peak is Ramno (1,651 m (5,417 ft)) in Macedonia. The largest town on the mountain is Kučevište in North Macedonia.

The Macedonian population of the region speaks the Skopska Crna Gora dialect of the Macedonian language.

Notable people


  • Monastery of St. Nikita, dating to the 14th century, with frescoes by Mihajlo and Eftihie.

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References and notes


^a Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.



  • "Skopska Crna Gora", Srpski etnografski zbornik, VI, Belgrade, 1905
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