List of waterfalls in Serbia


List of waterfalls in Serbia

Despite some of them are turned into the touristic attractions, waterfalls in Serbia are generally not well known mostly because they are not particularly high. Actually, until late 1990s, the highest waterfalls in Serbia are believed to be 25 to 30 meters. Since then, several waterfalls were discovered in the previously geologically unexplored areas of the south-eastern Serbia (namely, the Visok region), including some of the highest ones, changing the geography of Serbia.

Jelovarnik

Jelovarnik waterfall (Serbian Cyrillic: "Јеловарник"); with the reported combined height of 71 or 80 [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.brus.co.yu/brusvj56.htm |title= Vodopad Jelovarnik |date=|author=|accessdate=2008-08-27 |work http://www.brus.co.yu Sajt ljubitelja Brusa] ] meters in three cascades, it is the highest waterfall in Serbia. [ [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelovarnik German Wikipedia article] ] It is located in the Natural Park Kopaonik, on the Kopaonik mountain.

Pilj

Piljski waterfall or Pilj ("Пиљски водопад"); with the reported heights of 65,5 Citation | last = | first = | author-link = T.Todorović | title = Menjaju geografiju | newspaper = Politika | pages = 10 | language = Serbian | year = 2006 | date = 2006-05-01 | url = ] or 64 meters, Sr icon Cite web |url=http://www.suvaplanina.com/stara_planina.htm
title= Stara Planina |date=|author= |accessdate=2008-08-20 |work http://www.suvaplanina.com Suva Planina]
] Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.topirot.com/TOP/03-Selo/Selo.htm
title= Stara Planina - park prirode |date=|author= |accessdate=2008-08-20 |work http://www.topirot.com Turistička organizacija Pirot]
] is the second highest waterfall in Serbia, discovered in 2002 in the Visok region.

Čungulj

Čunguljski waterfall or Čungulj ("Чунгуљски водопад"); discovered in 1996 and 43 meters high. It is located in the region of Visok, near the Čungulj peak of the Stara Planina, in the vicinity of the higher Piljski and shorter Kurtuljski waterfalls. It is also known as "Čunguljski skok" (Čungulj jump)

Kurtulj

Kurtuljski waterfall or Kurtulj ("Куртуљски водопад"); located in the Visok region, near the Kurtulj peak of the Stara Planina. Close to the higher Čungulj and Pilj waterfalls. It is 27 meters high and also known as "Kurtuljski skok" (Kurtulj jump).

Lisine (Veliki Buk)

Lisine or Veliki Buk waterfall ("Лисине" or "Велики Бук"); located on the Resava River in the east Serbia. It is carved in the karst area, where the sinking river of the Resava springs again from the ground in the canyon-type valley of Sklop. cite book |author=Jovan Đ. Marković |date=1990 |title=Enciklopedijski geografski leksikon Jugoslavije |publisher=Svjetlost |location=Sarajevo|isbn=8601026516|language=Serbo-Croatian] With the height of 25 meters, it was considered the highest waterfall in Serbia until 1990s when three higher ones were discovered in the Visok region.

Radavac

Radavac waterfall ("Радавац"); located right after the strong spring of the White Drin which here resurfaces after flowing underground for a while. The spring and the 25 meters high waterfall were protected by the state in 1982. [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.rastko.net/mnemosyne-2003/02-finalreport-nature.pdf|title= Zaštićena prirodna dobra |date=|author=|accessdate=2008-08-20 | http://www.rastko.net RastkoNet]

Miruša

Miruša waterfalls ("Мируша", Albanian: "Mirusha"); located on the Miruša river, a tributary to the White Drin, in the Metohija region of Kosovo. The river carved a 10 kilometers long canyon and created 13 river lakes with waterfalls between them, earning the name "Plitvice of Metohija". The highest waterfall, between the sixth and seventh lake, is 22 meters high.

Sopotnica

Sopotnica waterfalls ("Сопотница"); located in the south-western Serbia, near the town of Prijepolje, on the Sopotnica river. Combined height of several cascades is over 20 meters. [En icon Cite web |url= http://www.turizamprijepolje.org.yu/GdeOdsestiSelo.php?cmbJezik=2&|title= Vrelo života |date=|author=|accessdate=2008-08-27 |work http://www.turizamprijepolje.org.yu Turistička organizacija Prijepolje] ] Its names is dervied from an old Slavic word "sopot", meaning the source

Skakalo

Skakalo waterfall ("Скакало"); located on the Manastirica river, near the mountain resort of Divčibare on the Mount Maljen, in the west Serbia. It is 20 meters high. [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.ekapija.com/website/sr/page/180200
title= Divčibare |date=2008-07-07|author=Jelena Vujatović|accessdate=2008-08-20 |work http://www.ekapija.com E-kapija]
] [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.divcibare.co.yu/divcibare.html
title= O Divčibarama |date=|author=|accessdate=2008-08-20 | http://www.divcibare.co.yu Divčibare
] The name means "jumping one" in Serbian.

Izubra

Izubra waterfalls ("Изубра"); located on the Izubra river, a tributary to the Studenica river, in the south-western Serbia. Three cataracts have a total height of 20 meters. The river was named after "zubr", name used for wisent in medieval Serbia. [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.lorist.co.yu/new/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=1 |title= Evropski bizon-zubr u Srbiji |date=2008|author=Ljubiša Marinović|accessdate=2008-08-27 |work http://www.ekosfera.org.rs EKOsfera] ]

Ripaljka

Ripaljka waterfall ("Рипаљка"); located in the central-eastern Serbia, on the Gradašnica river, near the town of Soko Banja. It is 17,5 meters high. [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.sokobanja.org.yu/sitegenius/product.php?id=68 |title= Vodopad Ripaljka |date=|author=|accessdate=2008-08-27 |work http://www.sokobanja.org.yu Soko Banja] ]

Veliki Skakavac

Veliki Skakavac waterfall ("Велики Скакавац"); loctated in the western Serbia, on the Beli Rzav river, on the Tara mountain. It is 15 meters high [Sr icon Cite web |url= http://www.tara.org.yu/planinarski%20vodic%20new.htm
title= Planinarskim stazama kroz nacionalni park Tara |date=|author=Dr Kruno Vidrić|accessdate=2008-08-27 |work http://www.tara.org.yu Nacionalni park Tara]
] and should not be confused with two much higher Skakavac waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its name also means the "jumping one" which is also used as a Serbian name for a grasshopper.

Tupavica

Tupavica waterfall ("Тупавица"); a 15 meters high waterfall in the Visok region, near the village of Dojkince.

Perućac

Perućac waterfall ("Перућац"); located oin the Vrelo river, short (365 meters) but powerful spring in the western Serbia, near the town of Bajina Bašta. It falls for 8 meters into the Drina river and it has been turned into a touristic attraction with a lookout and a restaurant above it.

References

External links

Photos of the waterfalls:
* [http://www.brus.co.yu/brusjelovarnikgal56.htm Jelovarnik]
* [http://aleksandar.fotopic.net/p47903513.html Pilj]
* [http://www.borisstanojevic.com/Resava4.htm Lisina (Veliki Buk)]
* [http://www.biblioteka-prijepolje.com/srp/gallery/?conid=282 Sopotnica]
* [http://www.aob.org.yu/_penjalista/divcibare.php Skakalo]
* [http://picasaweb.google.com/sokobanja/SokobanjaSerbiaWwwSokoBanjaOrg/photo#5073316032454455426 Ripaljka]


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