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LovcenThe terrain of Montenegro ranges from high mountains along its borders with Kosovo and Albania, through a segment of the Karst of the western Balkan Peninsula, to a narrow coastal plain that is only one to four miles wide. The coastal plain disappears completely in the north, where Mount Lovcen and other ranges plunge abruptly into the inlet of the Gulf of Kotor. The coastal region is noted for active seismicity. 

Montenegro's section of the Karst lies generally at elevations of 3,000 feet above sea level-although some areas rise to 6,000 feet. The lowest segment is in the valley of the Zeta River, which flows at an elevation of 1,500 feet.The highest peak on mount Durmitor The river occupies the centre of Niksic Polje, a flat-floored, elongated depression typical of karstic regions. The underlying rock is predominantly limestone, which dissolves to form sinkholes and underground caves. 

The high mountains of Montenegro include some of the most rugged terrain in Europe. They average more than 7,000 feet in elevation. Among notable peaks is Bobotov Peak in the Durmitor Mountains, which reaches 8,277 feet. The Montenegrin mountains were the most ice-eroded section of the Balkan Peninsula during the last glacial period.

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