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Pena (river)



River Pena in Tetovo
Origin Čabriolica on Šar Mountains
Mouth Vardar near village Sarakjino
Basin countries  Macedonia
Length 29,7 km

Pena (Macedonian: Пена) is the biggest Šar river in Polog, after the Vardar River. It is the biggest Vardarian tributary from the Šar lakes.

Spring and pouring

The spring of Pena starts in the region of Čabriolica and Borisloica, high on the Šar Mountains, 2,500 metres above sea level. At first, there are two small rivers that merge at the villages of Vešala and Bozovce.[1]

Going through the center of Tetovo it hangs up in the Polog valley and near the village of Sarakjino it flows into the Vardar.


The springs of the river are on 2,500 metres above sea level and is 27 km long. In its river-bed pour 12 other rivers. The most important of these include the Karanikolovska River, the Przhina, the Vejčka, the Lesnhička, and the Brodečka.[2]


The Pena River is important for the city of Tetovo not just as a symbol of the city, but as economic object as well. From touristic view the river with the wild mountainous flow and beautiful waterfalls it attracts a lot of tourists. From economic view the river is important because on her are built four hydrocenters, one of which was the first in Macedonia.

In 1979, after torrential rains, the river overflowed and made an inundation in Tetovo.[3]


  1. ^ Душан Кривокапиќ: „Шар-Планина“, издание на „Туристичка Штампа“, Белград, 1969 година
  2. ^ Живко Стефановски, Напредок Тетово, Шар Планина, стр 68-70
  3. ^ Кузман Најденоски: „Тетово во минатото“, издание од 1964 година. Печатница „Напредок“ Тетово

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