White Drin Waterfall

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White Drin Waterfall
Ujëvara e Drinit të Bardhë
Водопад Бели дрим
Burimi i Drinit të Bardhë, Pejë.jpg
Waterfall at the mouth of the White Drin river
LocationPeć, Kosovo[a]
Coordinates42°44′17″N 20°18′21″E / 42.738051°N 20.305765°E / 42.738051; 20.305765Coordinates: 42°44′17″N 20°18′21″E / 42.738051°N 20.305765°E / 42.738051; 20.305765
Elevation560m
Total height25 m (82 ft)
WatercourseWhite Drin

The White Drin Waterfall (Albanian: Ujëvara e Drinit të Bardhë, Serbian: Водопад Бели дрим, Vodopad Beli Drim) is a waterfall in the western part of Kosovo[a]. It is located in the Žljeb mountain in the Prokletije in the village of Radavc, 11 km away from the town of Peć. The waterfall is located at the mouth of the White Drin river and is 25 m (82 ft) high. Mountainous scenery surrounds the waterfall and makes it a popular tourist attraction throughout Kosovo. Other smaller waterfalls are near the area.

The flow of White Drin further downstream

The waterfall, together with the cave and the spring of White Drin River is taken under legal protection in 1983, as nature monument due to its geomorphological, hydrological and touristic values with a surface of 89.94 ha (1 km2).[1]

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  1. ^ a b 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 has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.

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