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List of rock formations in Albania

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The diverse morphological, climatic and hydrological conditions of Albania favour the formation of a large number of geological features. According to the Ministry of Environment, 25 canyons are part of the national list of natural monuments.[1]

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Canyons and gorges

Name Image Description Location
Gjipe Canyon
Kanioni i Gjipësë
Gjipe beach, Albania.JPG
The canyon represents a narrow strait, created by the activity of the brook flowing through its narrow pass. There are numerous rock formations along the gorge, including a number of stones arches and caves. [2][3]
Grunas Canyon
Kanioni i Grunasit
Kanioni i Gruanasit, Theth (1).jpg
The Grunas Canyon is located in a karst region within the Theth National Park in northern Albania. The main attractions are the Gruna falls and Theth river. [4][5]
Osum Canyon
Kanioni i Osumit
Kanionet e Osumit 01.jpg
Osum Gorge is situated along the course of the Osum river in southern Albania near the town of Çorovodë. Along the forested gorge are located a number of rock formations, caves and waterfalls.[6]
Lëngarica Canyon
Kanioni i Lëngaricës
Lengarica - River and Canyon (inside) 2.jpg
The Lengarica Canyon is an extremely narrow gorge [7]located near Petran and Fir of Hotova National Park, where the Vjosë river flow. Human activity in the area can be traced back to the prehistoric inhabitants from the Copper Age.[8]
Martanesh Canyon
Kanioni i Martaneshit
Canyon bellow Peshk village, Martanesh - Mapillary (3BXJeHSAYO adTGyxo16Sw).jpg
The Martanesh Canyon is a karst canyon located on the western side of the Maja e Dhoksit near Krastë in eastern Albania. It was declared a National heritage site in 2007.[9]
Sheja Gorge
Gryka e Shejës
Kanioni i Grykës së Shejes.JPG
The forested Gryka e Shejës canyon is a limestone canyon located in the southern part of Gjallica mountain, near Bicaj in northeastern Albania. It is part of the Korab-Koritnik nature park.[10][11]
Shkopet Gorge
Gryka e Shkopetit
Seta Gorge
Gryka e Setës
Gryka e Setës - Mapillary (8kFcRnBTxS5d7HAEDB3cjw).jpg
Skorana Gorge
Gryka e Skoranës
Dajtji 7.jpg

Zhveshja e Muzinës
Rainy Landscape at Muzina Pass.jpg

See also


  1. ^ "Thesaret e Biodiversitetit" (PDF). p. 14.
  2. ^ "INTEGRATED COASTA ZONE MANAGEMENT AND CLEAN UP PROGRAM" (PDF). p. 1. In 2002 Albania embarked on an integrated coastal zone management initiative to protect the coastal area for current and future generation and formally adopted the principle recommendations of the Barcelona Convention for Protecting the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. ^ IUCN, World Wide Fund for Nature, Plantlife. "Important Plant Areas of the south and east Mediterranean region" (PDF). p. 75.
  4. ^ "The mountain village of Theth". In 2002, this waterfall has been declared a natural monument and is under state protection.
  5. ^ "The Blessing of the Accursed Albanian Mountains". 13 July 2015. One of the most exceptional natural beauties in the Albanian Alps is the Grunas waterfalls, which by the Government Decision Nr. 676, dated 20.12.2002 has been declared as a natural monument under state protection.
  7. ^ "Banjat e Benjës: Lengarice-Canyon". (in German). Teils etwa 180m tiefe Lengarice-Canyon
  9. ^ "Mali me Gropa-Bize-Martanesh in Albania".
  10. ^ "Kanioni i "Grykës së Shejës", një mundësi turistike". (in Albanian). 2 July 2015. Kanioni është pjesë e Parkut Natyror Korab-Koritnik. Është një kanion madhështor me një pamje befesuese.
  11. ^ "Kukesi General Info". The canyon of Bicaj, near of Bicaj village. It is formed from calcareous, 2,5 km long, 4-6 m wide and 150-200 m deep. It has geomorphologic, didactic and tourist interest. Can be visited following the itinerary Kukës-Bicaj.
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