Dinara

Dinara

Dinara from Cetina.
Elevation1,913 metres (6276 ft)
LocationDalmatia, Croatia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
RangeDinaric Alps
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Dinara is one of the more prominent mountains located on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its Latin name is Adrian oros while the current name is suspected to be derived from the name of an ancient Illyrian tribe that lived on the eastern slopes of the mountain.

It is best known for the fact that its name is the base for the name of a large mountain chain called the Dinaric Alps or Dinarides. The Dinarides are known for being composed of karstlimestone rocks — as is the mountain that named them.

Dinara itself spans from the Derala mountain pass (965 m) in the northwest to the Privija pass (1230 m) which is 20 km to the southeast, where the Kamešnica Mountain begins. The Dinara Mountain is up to 10 km wide. The highest peaks are Troglav (1913 m) ("Threehead") and Dinara (1831 m). The peak called Dinara is shaped like a human head made of stone, and it happens to be the highest peak of Croatia.

Despite the fact it is only a few dozen kilometers away from the Adriatic Sea, the climate on Dinara is hardly Mediterranean. In fact, Dinara marks the border of the area with a much colder, mountain climate. There are no inhabited areas on the mountain itself and human presence consists mostly of small shacks that belong to the herdsmen from the nearby valleys such as that of the Cetina river.

One of the most fascinating massifs is on the southwestern slope. It is six kilometers long and up to 1700 meters high, providing an interesting landscape for the travelers on the roads in the valley below to view. The massif does not attract many climbers, which prefer only its Ošljak peak (1706 m).

Dinara is host to an endemic species of rodents, a vole called "Dinarski miš" ("Dinaric mouse"), Dolomys bogdanovi longipedis, which is declared an endangered species.

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Dalmatia (Croatian: Dalmacija; Latin: Dalmatia) is a region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, situated mostly in modern Croatia and spreading between the island of Rab in the northwest and the Gulf of Kotor (Montenegro) in the southeast.
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Lijepa naša domovino
Our beautiful homeland


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Motto
"Jedna lasta, men' s' čini proljeće"
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A mountain range is a chain of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers.
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Dinaric Alps
Dinarides



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mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable
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Lijepa naša domovino
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Motto
"Jedna lasta, men' s' čini proljeće"
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Latin}}} 
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Illyria (Albanian Iliria Ancient Greek Ἰλλυρία; Latin Illyria [1] (see also Illyricum)
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Dinaric Alps
Dinarides



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Troglav is the highest peak of the Dinara mountain range, and symbolises the Dinaric Alps, the longest mountain chain on the Balkan peninsula. Troglav is located in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is named after Triglav, Slavic god.
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