Danube

by Nicu April. 27, 2015 2519 views

The Danube (/ˈdænjuːb/ DAN-ewb, also known by other names) is a river in Central and Eastern Europe, the European Union's longest and the continent's second longest (after the Volga).

Classified as an international waterway, it originates in the town of Donaueschingen—which is in the Black Forest of Germany—at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg. The Danube then flows southeast for 2,872 km (1,785 mi), passing through four capital cities before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

Once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, the river passes through or touches the borders of ten countries: Romania (29.0% of basin area), Hungary (11.6%), Serbia (10.2%), Austria (10.0%), Germany (7.0%), Bulgaria (5.9%), Slovakia (5.9%), Croatia (4.4%), Ukraine (3.8%), and Moldova (1.6%). Its drainage basin extends into nine more.

Source: WIKIPEDIA [en.wikipedia.org]

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful! Thanks for the interesting info, as well!

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Walter 6 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful... :-)

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Antonio Gil 6 years, 2 months ago

Brings me back good memories.

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Teo Montana 6 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful capture! Fav!!

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