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Jakupica (Wet Mountain)

Jakupica is high mountain range that rises in the central part of Republic of Macedonia.

It is impressive mountain range which is composed of several mountainous parts, morphologically and structurally interconnected in a whole. These are: Karadzica (Караџица), Goleshnica (Голешница), Dautica (Даутица), Salakova (Салакова), Kitka (Китка) and others.

Jakupica extends in a north west – south east with the highest peak “Solunska Glava” (2540 m). The peak Solunska Glava is sharp, cone-shaped in appearance, rocky and karstic. From the top can be seen most of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, and at very clear time, according to some even Thessaloniki (“Solun”) can be seen, from where the name originates.

Due to its position and dominance, “Solunska Glava” has great strategic importance for Republic of Macedonia. At the very top and its base has several huge precipices – deepest in Macedonia. Southeast side, there is an amphitheater section almost 1000 m deep, in the bottom of which is the source of the river Babuna.
Jakupica is also known and popular under the name “Wet Mountain”. In one of the cirques are Big and Small Lake Salakovo. Jakupica presents hydrographic node. It is the source of Crest rivers: Babuna, Topolka, Kadina Reka, Markova Reka, Belica (Beleshnica) etc.

Jakupica is rich in endemic flora and fauna.

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