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Djerdap National Park

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National park Djerdap stretches along the right bank of the Danube River from the Golubac fortress to the dam near Novi Sip, Serbia. It was established in 1974 and spreads on 63,786.5 ha- The park management office is in the town of Donji Milanovac on the Danube. Across the river is the Parcul Natural Porțile de Fier in Romania.
The main feature and attraction of the djerdap National Park’s natural beauty is the Djerdap gorge – the famous Iron Gate – the grandiose gateway through the southern slopes of the Carpathian mountains where the longest and biggest river accumulation in former Yugoslavia is located.
The Djerdap gorge, which is some 100 km long (from Golubac to Tekija), is actually a compound river valley made up of four gorges, separated from each other by ravines. In Gospodjin vir, one of the greatest river depths in the world has been measured (82 m). The cliffs of the canyon in Kazan are about 300 m high while the riverbed in this part is narrowed down to 150 m.
The terrain is mountainous (Miroc mountain) with numerous caves, pits, gorges, depressions, springs. There are several excellent natural scenic viewpoints, like the Veliki Strbac and Mali Strbac on the Miroc, above the Kazan gorge. Panoramic view includes mountains of Deli Jovan and Veliki Krs in Serbia and the Carpathians in Romania.
Viewpoint Greben was named by Jovan Zujovic as the “most beautiful hill in the Balkans” at the 1900 Geology congress in Budapest. Another popular feature above the Danube is the hill of Kapetan Misin breg. The Đerdap is the longest breakthrough type gorge in Europe.
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