Velika Kapela

For the peak in Dalmatia, see Velika Kapela (Rilić).

The Velika Kapela (pronounced [ʋɛ̂likaː kǎpɛla]; lit. Great Chapel) is a large mountain range in the east of Gorski Kotar, Croatia.

The highest peak is Bjelolasica-Kula at 1533 m.a.s.l..[1] It overlooks Velebit, Plješivica, islands Krk, Cres, Lošinj, and the Kvarner Gulf.

Velika Kapela belongs to the Dinaric Alps, and it stretches from the Gorski Kotar region in the west, to the Mala Kapela and Lika in the east, from the Ogulin-Plaški valley in the north, to the Vinodol coastline in the south. The area is narrowest mountain prague between continental Pannonia and the coastal Mediterranean. Velika Kapela is mainly composed of karstlimestone rocks.

On the Velika Kapela there are many protected areas and landscapes. The famous are White cliffs and Samarske cliffs (Croatian: Bijele i Samarske stijene), and Klek above Frankopan town of Ogulin.


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  1. Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). Volume 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 48. ISSN1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015 .