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View over the mountain landscape at an altitude of around 1700 m
Ski center

The Kopaonik ( Serbian - Cyrillic Копаоник , Albanian  also  Kopaoniku or Mali i Kopaonikut ) is a mountain range in southern Serbia , about 260 km south of Belgrade . The southern part of the mountain lies in Kosovo and extends there to Mitrovica . With a length of 120 km and a maximum width of 60 km, it is the largest mountain range in Serbia . The highest mountain of the Kopaonik, the Pančićev vrh , is not the highest mountain in Serbia at 2017  m .

The mountains are well suited for summer and winter sports , the reasons for this are the snow reliability of around 160 days a year and over 200 sunny days a year. That is why the mountains are also nicknamed "Mountains of Sun and Snow" . There are geysers and waterfalls in Kopaonik , including Jelovarnik , the highest waterfall in Serbia .

A ski center was established on Kopaonik in the 1970s , which was modernized and expanded in 2006, and a national park in the 1980s . The mountains are used by tourism .

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Coordinates: 43 ° 17 '  N , 20 ° 49'  E