|Turk i Madh
Golem Turčin (former name)
|2,748 m (9,016 ft)
Titov Vrv (Macedonian : Титов Врв, lit. 'Tito's Peak'; Albanian : Turku i Madh, lit. 'Big Turk') is the highest peak of the Šar Mountains at 2,748 m (9,016 ft). It is located about 13 mi (21 km) northwest of the city of Tetovo in North Macedonia, near the border with Kosovo.
The summit's original name is "Big Turk" (Macedonian : Голем Турчин, romanized: Golem Turčin). In 1934, the peak was renamed to Mount Aleksandar, in honor of Aleksandar I of Yugoslavia, after his assassination. During World War II, the Bulgarian authorities restored its original name. The peak was renamed in 1953 in honor of Josip Broz Tito. The name has remained unchanged since Macedonian independence in 1991, however in other neighboring languages such as Turkish, Albanian, and Bulgarian it is still known as the "Big Turk". Тhe smaller neighboring peak is known as "Small Turk" (Macedonian : Мал Турчин, romanized: Mal Turčin).
Every year, on the last weekend of May, the Ljuboten mountain club holds a climb to this peak.
In December 2022, the inside of the tower at the top of the peak was vandalized.
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