Junik Mountains

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Lake at Junik Mountains

Coordinates: 42°30′10″N 20°10′42″E / 42.50278°N 20.17833°E / 42.50278; 20.17833

The Junik Mountains (Albanian: Bjeshket e Junikut), part of the Prokletije range, are on the border between Albania and Kosovo.[a] They reach a height of 2,280 m (7,480 ft). On the Kosovan side are located in the Metohija region, some 8.5 km (5 mi) to the north-west of the Junik commune.


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, but 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 99 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 13 later withdrew their recognition.