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is a mountain range in Croatia
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located near the town of Split
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on the Adriatic coast. It belongs to Dinaric Alps
The Dinaric Alps or Dinarides form a mountain chain in Southern Europe, spanning areas of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro....
, and it stretches from the pass of Klis in the northwest to the Cetina River in the southeast.
The highest peak is the eponymous Mosor peak at 1,339 m.a.s.l. There are no inhabited areas on the mountain above 600 metres. Mosor is mainly composed of karst — limestone
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate . Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera....
It attracts mountaineers from Croatia. There are two alpine huts and many mountaineering paths on Mosor.
In April, 2009 speleologists
Speleology is the scientific study of caves and other karst features, their make-up, structure, physical properties, history, life forms, and the processes by which they form and change over time...
discovered human remains in pits on the mountain, originally thought to be victims of the Yugoslav Partisans from World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
. The victims were later revealed to have been from the post-war period and a police investigation was launched.