Danube

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Danube
View from Gellért Hill to the Danube, Hungary - Budapest (28493220635).jpg
The Danube in Budapest
Danubemap.png
Course of the Danube, marked in red
Location
Countries
Cities
Physical characteristics
SourceBreg
 - locationFurtwangen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 - coordinates48°05′44″N 08°09′18″E / 48.09556°N 8.15500°E / 48.09556; 8.15500
 - elevation1,078 m (3,537 ft)
2nd sourceBrigach
 - locationSt. Georgen im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 - coordinates48°06′24″N 08°16′51″E / 48.10667°N 8.28083°E / 48.10667; 8.28083
 - elevation940 m (3,080 ft)
Source confluence 
 - locationDonaueschingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 - coordinates47°57′03″N 08°31′13″E / 47.95083°N 8.52028°E / 47.95083; 8.52028
MouthDanube Delta
 - locationUkraine
 - coordinates45°13′3″N 29°45′41″E / 45.21750°N 29.76139°E / 45.21750; 29.76139Coordinates: 45°13′3″N 29°45′41″E / 45.21750°N 29.76139°E / 45.21750; 29.76139
Length2,850 km (1,770 mi)[1]
Basin size801,463 km2 (309,447 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - locationBefore the Danube Delta
 - average(Period: 1931-2010) 6,510 m3/s (230,000 cu ft/s)[2] (Period: 1970-2015) 6,546 m3/s (231,200 cu ft/s)[3]
 - minimum1,790 m3/s (63,000 cu ft/s)[2]
 - maximum15,900 m3/s (560,000 cu ft/s)[2]
Discharge 
 - locationPassau, Bavaria, Germany
30km before town
 - average580 m3/s (20,000 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationVienna, Austria
 - average1,900 m3/s (67,000 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationBudapest, Hungary
 - average2,350 m3/s (83,000 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 - locationBelgrade, Serbia
 - average5,600 m3/s (200,000 cu ft/s)

The Danube (Latin name Hister) is the second-longest river in Europe (the Volga is the longest). It is the longest river of the European Union.

The river is 2,860 km (1,777 mi) long. Brigach and Breg join together in Donaueschingen (near the Black Forest) to "make" the Danube. The Danube flows through or makes part of the border of 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. The river ends in the Black Sea through the Danube Delta.

Bigger cities include Ulm, Regensburg in Germany; Linz, Vienna in Austria; Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest in Hungary; Vukovar in Croatia; Novi Sad and Belgrade in Serbia.

The Danube is named in many other languages: Esperanto: Danubo, Bulgarian: Дунав (Dunav), German and Plattdüütsch: Donau, Bavarian: Doana, Greek: Dounavis, Ancient Greek: Ister, Croatian: Duna, Turkish: Tuna, Latin: Danuvius or Danubius, Romanian: Dunăre, Croatian: Dunav, Serbian: Дунав, Slovak: Dunaj, Ukrainian: Dunay.

The Danube is an important waterway. Ocean ships can go up to Brăila in Romania. River boats can go Kehlheim in Bavaria. Smaller ships can go up to Ulm.

There are three artificial waterways built on the Danube:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Danube River". Britannica.com.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Danube River in the Pontic Sector" (PDF). 2012.
  3. "Points of view expressed by the Romanian authorutues and scientific research institute" (PDF).