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Galičica Mountains
View from the Sveti Naum monastery on Lake Ohrid

View from the Sveti Naum monastery on Lake Ohrid

Highest peak Magaro ( 2255  m. Y. Y. )
location North Macedonia
Galičica Mountains (North Macedonia)
Galičica Mountains
Coordinates 40 ° 57 ′  N , 20 ° 48 ′  E Coordinates: 40 ° 57 ′  N , 20 ° 48 ′  E

The Galičica Mountains ( Галичица ? / I ) rise in the southwest of North Macedonia between the Ohrid and Prespa lakes . Audio file / audio sample

Its ridge runs roughly in a north-south direction, starting near the city of Ohrid to the Albanian border, where it merges south into the Mali i Thatë mountain range .

Magaro ( 2255  m )

The highest point, the Magaro , is 2255 meters high.

The densely forested mountains in the central areas have been protected as a Macedonian National Park since 1958 .

The Galičica National Park extends to the banks of the two large lakes and covers an area of ​​22,750 hectares . (241.51 km²) Like the Prespa National Park in Albania bordering to the southeast, it is assigned to IUCN Category II.

During the First World War , the Salonika Front between the troops of the Entente and the Central Powers ran through the Galičica Mountains from 1916 to 1918 .

Web links

Commons : Galičica  - collection of images, videos and audio files


Individual evidence

  1. a b Galicica National Park - Introduction. Retrieved March 8, 2011 .
  2. ^ National Park. In: Ohrid at your fingertips. Retrieved March 8, 2011 .
  3. Michael R Appleton, UNDP-GEF, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia: Protected Areas in Macedonia - An Overview. (PDF) (No longer available online.) 2008, formerly in the original ; Retrieved March 8, 2011 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  4. a b World Database on Protected Areas - Galichica National Park (English)