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Mali i Carralevës - Crnoljeva
M-9 near Pristina

M-9 near Pristina

Highest peak Topila ( 1177  m )
location Kosovo 1
Coordinates 42 ° 27 '  N , 20 ° 53'  E Coordinates: 42 ° 27 '  N , 20 ° 53'  E

Carraleva ( Albanian  also  Carralevë or Mali i Carralevës , Serbian Црнољева Crnoljeva ) is a mountain range in central Kosovo , which divides the geographical regions Metochien and Amselfeld . It was named in Albanian after the village of Carraleva .


The Carraleva is located east of the catchment area of ​​the Drenica and west of the Mirusha and Topluga. It extends oblong in north-south direction. The highest point is the Topila with a height of 1177  m. i. J.

Industry and Infrastructure

The mountain region is rich in coal as well as chromium and magnesite ores . The M-9 expressway , which connects Peja with Pristina , runs through the central part of the mountain range . Raw materials are mined especially near this road.


  • Jovan Đ. Marković: Enciklopedijski Geografski Leksikon Jugoslavije . 2nd Edition. Svjetlost, Sarajevo 1990, ISBN 86-01-02651-6 .


1The independence of Kosovo is controversial. Serbia continues to regard the country as a Serbian province.