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The Victorious Mountain

Not very high and yet breathtaking, Mountain Kozjak is close enough to the capital for a day trip. Its name translates as the area of goats. It is dry, with scarce vegetation and vertical rocky slopes, where only the goats can find their pastures. Actually throughout the Slavic world, its name has many variations. In Macedonia alone, there are several villages, a lake, and few hills bearing the same name. It is a common name of mountains, passes, pastures, villages and towns in other Slavic speaking countries. The Macedonian mountain Kozjak lies on the border with Serbia and Bulgaria. The bigger part of the mountain lies in Macedonia, northeast of Kumanovo and spans sixty kilometres from west, above the village Staro Nagoricane to east, near Kriva Palanka. Read more…