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Encyclopedia > Danube River
Danube
Length 2,888 km
Elevation of the source 1,078 m
Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 /s
Vienna: 1,900 /s
Budapest: 2,350 /s
just before Delta: 6,500 /s
Area watershed 817,000 km²
Origin Black Forest
(Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden-
Württemberg, Germany)
Mouth Black Sea (Romania and Ukraine)
Basin countries Romania (28.9%), Hungary (11.7%),
Austria (10.3%), Serbia and
Montenegro
(10.3%), Germany (7.5%),
Slovakia (5.8%), Bulgaria (5.2%),
Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.8%),
Croatia (4.5%), Ukraine (3.8%), Czech
Republic
(2.6%), Slovenia (2.2%),
Moldova (1.7%), Switzerland (0.32%),
Italy (0.15%), Poland (0.09%), Albania
(0.03%)

The Danube (Esperanto Danubo, Bulgarian Дунав (Dunav), German and Plattdüütsch Donau, Greek Dounavis, Ancient Greek: Ister, Hungarian Duna, Turkish Tuna, Latin Danuvius or Danubius, Romanian Dunăre, Serbian and Croatian Dunav, Slovak Dunaj, Ukrainian Dunay) is the second-longest river in Europe (the Volga being the longest). Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 147 KB)Budapest with the Danube in foreground, looking south from Margit Bridge. ... In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... The metre (American spelling: meter), symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Old Town of Passau Passau is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... Budapest (pronounced BOO-dah-pesht, IPA ), the capital city of Hungary and the countrys principal political, industrial, commercial and transportation centre, has more than 1. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... Northern half of the Danube Delta Satellite photo The Danube Delta (3446 km²), located in Dobrogea, Romania and in Odeska oblast, Ukraine, is the largest and best preserved of European deltas. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A watershed or catchment basin is the region of land whose water drains into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ... Schwarzwald-Baar is a district (Kreis) in the middle of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... With an area of 35,742 km² and 10. ... Satellite view of the Black Sea, taken by NASA MODIS Cities of the Black Sea The Black Sea (known as the Euxine Sea in antiquity) is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... National motto: Truth prevails (Czech: Pravda vítězí) Official language Czech Capital Praha (Prague) President Václav Klaus Prime Minister Jiří Paroubek Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 114th 78,866 km² 2% Population  - Total (2003)  - Density Ranked 76th 10. ... Esperanto flag Esperanto is the most widely spoken constructed international language. ... Plattdüütsch is a name for the regional language varieties: Low Saxon language East Low German language. ... Latin is the language that was originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Serbian language or Serb language is one of the standard versions of the Central-South Slavic diasystem, formerly (and still frequently) called Serbo-Croatian. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Волга Length 3,690 km Elevation of the source 225 m Average discharge 8,000 m³/ s Area watershed 1. ...


It rises in Germany in the Black Forest as two smaller rivers called Brigach and Breg, which join in Donaueschingen and are called Donau henceforth, flowing south-east for a distance of about 2850 km (1770 miles), to the Black Sea in Romania where the Danube Delta is. A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ... The Brigach is the shorter of the two German rivers that form the Danube river. ... In Irish mythology, Breg was the wife of the Dagda. ... This article should be translated from material at de:Donaueschingen. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 106 and 107 m (1,000 and 10,000 km). ... Satellite view of the Black Sea, taken by NASA MODIS Cities of the Black Sea The Black Sea (known as the Euxine Sea in antiquity) is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. ... Northern half of the Danube Delta Satellite photo The Danube Delta (3446 km²), located in Dobrogea, Romania and in Odeska oblast, Ukraine, is the largest and best preserved of European deltas. ...


The Danube is an important international waterway, and has been for centuries. Known to history as one of the long-standing frontiers of the Roman Empire, it now flows through ten countries (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine). The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Caesar Augustus. ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ...


It flows through the following large cities:

Contents

1 Geology
2 Human history
3 Cultural significance
4 Notes
5 External links
Ulm is a city in Germany, part of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg (about 100 km south-east of Stuttgart). ... Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona, Czech Řezno) is a city (population 146,824 in 2002) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... This article is about a floodplain in Vienna. ... Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the countrys largest city, with a population of some 430,000. ... Budapest (pronounced BOO-dah-pesht, IPA ), the capital city of Hungary and the countrys principal political, industrial, commercial and transportation centre, has more than 1. ... Motto: none Executive government Mayor (Gradonačelnik) City council (Skupština Grada) Mayor Maja Gojković Area 235. ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... Belgrade (Serbian, Београд, Beograd  listen), is the capital (2003–) of Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia (1918–2003). ... Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian: Србија и Црна Гора / Srbija i Crna Gora, often abbreviated as SCG) is the name of the union of Serbia and Montenegro, two former Yugoslav republics united since 2003 in a loose confederation. ... This article is about city of Ruse in Bulgaria. ... Brăila is a city in Muntenia, eastern Romania, a port on the Danube and the capital of the Braila county, in the close vecinity of Spanish Libro de conoscimiento (Book of knowledge). This may have been an erroneous transcription of Brillago. ... Galaţi is a city in eastern Romania, on the banks of the Danube, very close to Braila. ...

Tributaries

The Danube's tributary rivers reach into seven other countries. Some Danubian tributaries are important rivers in their own right, navigable by barges and river boats of shallow draught. Ordered from source to mouth, the main tributaries are:

Iller - Lech - Regen (entering at Regensburg) - Isar - Inn - Enns - Morava - Leitha - Váh (entering at Komárno) - Hron - Ipel - Sió - Drave - Tisza - Sava (entering at Belgrade) - Velika Morava - Caraş - Jiu - Iskur - Olt - Vedea - Argeş - Ialomiţa - Siret - Prut

The Iller (ancient name Hilaria) is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Lech (Licus, Licca) is a river in Austria and Germany. ... The Regen is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona, Czech Řezno) is a city (population 146,824 in 2002) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... The Isar is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Inn is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. ... Enns Length 254 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge 201 m³/s Area watershed 6000 km² Origin Radstädter Tauern (mountains) Mouth Danube at Mauthausen Basin countries Austria The Enns is a southern tributary of the Danube River and 254 km long. ... The Morava (as it is called in Czech and Slovak languages) or the March (as it is known in German) is a river located in Central Europe. ... The Leitha (German, Hungarian: Lajta) is a river, formed in eastern Austria by the confluence of two headstreams, flowing some 170 km east into an arm of the Danube in northwest Hungary, near Mosonmagyaróvár. ... The Váh (German: Waag, Hungarian: Vág) is a left tributary of the Danube River in Slovakia. ... Komárno (in Hungarian: Komárom [today a separate town, also Révkomárom], in German: Komorn) is a town in Slovakia at the Danube and the Váh rivers. ... The Hron (German: Gran, Hungarian: Garam) is a 298 km long left tributary of the Danube in Slovakia. ... Ipeľ (Hungarian: Ipoly, German: Eipel) is a 232 km long river in Slovakia and Hungary, tributary to the river Danube. ... Sió is a river in central Hungary. ... Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian and Croatian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from Alto Adige, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then southeast, forming most of the Croatian-Hungarian border before joining the Danube near Osijek. ... The Tisza (in Hungarian, Ukrainian: Tysa/Тиса, Russian: Tisa/Тиса, Romanian, Slovak and Serbian: Tisa, German: Theiß, Latin: Tissus, Tisia or Pathissus) is a river, tributary of the Danube and one of the major rivers of Central Europe, passing through Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia and Montenegro. ... Sava can mean several things: for polynesian mythology creature see Sava (mythology), see Sava (river) for a river in central-southern Europe see Sava (name) for south Slavic name, see Saint Sava for Serbian medieval prince turned monk (1176 - 1235). ... Belgrade (Serbian, Београд, Beograd  listen), is the capital (2003–) of Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia (1918–2003). ... The Velika Morava is a river in Serbia that flows into the Danube near Smederevo. ... Caraş is a river in Southeastern Europe that rises in the Aninei Mountains, Romania and flows into the Danube in Serbia. ... This article is about the Romanian river Jiu. ... The Iskur (Bulgarian: Искър; Latin Oescus) is the longest river in Bulgaria, a right tributary of the Danube. ... Olt is a river in Romania. ... The Vedea is a river in the southern part of Romania that rises from the Cotmeana Plateau and runs into the Danube, having a total length of 224 km, of which on 33 km the river is regulated. ... Argeş is a river of Southern Romania, which rises from the Făgăraş Mountains, in the Carpathians and flows into the Danube. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Siret River is a river that rises from the Carpathians in the Northern Bukovina region of the Ukraine, flows southward into Romania for 470 km before it joins Danube. ... Length 953 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge - m³/s Area watershed 27,500 km² Origin Ukraine Mouth Danube Basin countries Ukraine, Romania, Moldova The Prut, or Pruth river (Ukrainian: Прут) is 953 km long, originating in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine and flowing southeast to join the...

The Danube Delta

Main article Danube Delta.

The Danube Delta has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Its wetlands (on the Ramsar list of wetlands of international importance) support vast flocks of migratory birds, including the endangered Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus). Rival canalization and drainage scheme threaten the delta: see Bastroe Channel. Northern half of the Danube Delta Satellite photo The Danube Delta (3446 km²), located in Dobrogea, Romania and in Odeska oblast, Ukraine, is the largest and best preserved of European deltas. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... This is an incomplete list. ... Binomial name Phalacrocorax pygmaeus (Pallas, 1773) The Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. ... The Bastroe Channel (a. ...


Modern navigation

The Danube is navigable by ocean ships from the Black Sea to Brăila, in Romania and by river ships to Ulm, in Germany. About 60 of its tributaries are also navigable. See Danube-Black Sea Canal. Brăila is a city in Muntenia, eastern Romania, a port on the Danube and the capital of the Braila county, in the close vecinity of Spanish Libro de conoscimiento (Book of knowledge). This may have been an erroneous transcription of Brillago. ... Ulm is a city in Germany, part of the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg (about 100 km south-east of Stuttgart). ... Categories: Stub | Romania | Canals ...


Since the construction of the German Rhine-Main-Danube Canal in 1992, the river has been part of a trans-European waterway from Rotterdam on the North Sea to Sulina on the Black Sea (3500 km). In 1994 the Danube was declared one of ten Pan-European transport corridors, routes in Central and Eastern Europe that required major investment over the following ten to fifteen years. The amount of goods transported on the Danube increased to about 100 million tons in 1987. In 1999, transport on the river was made difficult by the NATO bombing of 3 bridges in Serbia and Montenegro. The clearance of the debris was finished in 2002. Categories: Germany geography stubs ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rotterdam Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands (after Amsterdam), located in the province of South Holland. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Sulina is a town in Romania, at the mouth of the Sulina branch of the Danube. ... The ten Pan-European transport corridors were defined at the second Pan-European transport Conference in Crete, March 1994, as routes in Central and Eastern Europe that required major investment over the next ten to fifteen years. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


At the Iron Gate, the Danube flows through a gorge that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania; it contains a hydroelectric dam. The Iron Gate upstream The Iron Gate (Romanian: Porţile de Fier, Serbian: Гвоздена врата / Gvozdena vrata, Hungarian: Vaskapu, German: Eisernes Tor) is a gorge on the Danube River. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ... Serbia and Montenegro  – Serbia    – Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    – Vojvodina  – Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  – Total  – % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  – Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  – Density  7. ... Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is a form of hydropower, (i. ... Scrivener Dam, Canberra Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam (a common Teutonic word, compare to Dutch dam, Swedish and German damm, and the Gothic verb faurdammjan, to block up) is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow...


The gorge lies between Romania in the north and Serbia in the south. See also the Danube-Black Sea Canal. In Serbia and Montenegro there is Dunav-Tisa-Dunav channel as well. Serbia and Montenegro  – Serbia    – Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    – Vojvodina  – Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  – Total  – % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  – Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  – Density  7. ... Categories: Stub | Romania | Canals ... The Tisza (in Hungarian, Ukrainian: Tysa/Тиса, Russian: Tisa/Тиса, Romanian, Slovak and Serbian: Tisa, German: Theiß, Latin: Tissus, Tisia or Pathissus) is a river, tributary of the Danube and one of the major rivers of Central Europe, passing through Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia and Montenegro. ...

A map showing the Danube

Map showing the flow of the Danube River. ... Map showing the flow of the Danube River. ...

Geology

Although the headwaters of the Danube are relatively small today, geologically, the Danube is much older than the Rhine, with which its catchment area competes in today's southern Germany. This has a few interesting geological complications. Since the Rhine is the only river rising in the Alps mountains which flows north towards the North Sea, an invisible line divides large parts of southern Germany, which is sometimes referred to as the European Watershed. The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... The Alps is the collective name for one of the great mountain range systems of Europe, stretching from Austria in the east, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany, through to France in the west. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...


However, before the last ice age in the Pleistocene, the Rhine started at the southwestern tip of the Black Forest, while the waters from the Alps that today feed the Rhine were carried east by the so-called Urdonau (original Danube). Parts of this ancient river's bed, which was much larger than today's Danube, can still be seen in (now waterless) canyons in today's landscape of the Swabian Alb. After the Upper Rhine Valley had been eroded, most waters from the Alps changed their direction and began feeding the Rhine. Today's upper Danube is but a meek reflection of the ancient one. Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... The Pleistocene Epoch is part of the geologic timescale, usually dated as 1. ... A view on the Swabian Alb with its typical hills and a juniper meadow The Albtrauf which forms the western border of the Swabian Alb The Swabian Alb (German: Schwäbische Alb) is a middle mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ...

Panoramic view of a Danube from Belgrade`s Kalemegdan

Since the Swabian Alb is largely shaped of porous limestone, and since the Rhine's level is much lower than the Danube's, today subsurface rivers carry much water from the Danube to the Rhine. On many days in the summer, when the Danube carries little water, it completely oozes away noisily into these underground channels at two locations in the Swabian Alp, which are referred to as the Donauversickerung (Danube Sink). Most of this water resurfaces only 12 km south at the Aachtopf, Germany's wellspring with the highest flow, an average of 8,000 liters per second, north of Lake Constance -- thus feeding the Rhine. The European Water Divide thus in fact only applies for those waters that pass beyond this point, and only during the days of the year when the Danube carries enough water to survive the sink holes in the Donauversickerung. File links The following pages link to this file: Danube ... File links The following pages link to this file: Danube ... Belgrade (Serbian, Београд, Beograd  listen), is the capital (2003–) of Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia (1918–2003). ... A view on the Swabian Alb with its typical hills and a juniper meadow The Albtrauf which forms the western border of the Swabian Alb The Swabian Alb (German: Schwäbische Alb) is a middle mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... The Aachtopf is Germanys biggest spring in terms of production, 8,500 liters per second on average. ... Lake Constance (German Bodensee, also known as Schwäbisches Meer (informally) and sometimes written Lake of Constance) is a lake on the Rhine between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. ...


Since this enormous amount of underground water erodes much of its surrounding limestone, it is estimated that the Danube upper course will one day disappear entirely in favor of the Rhine, an event called stream capturing. Stream capture is a geological event, geological phenomenon or hydrological phenomenon which occurs when a stream from a neighboring drainage erodes through the divide between two streams and captures another stream which then is diverted from its former bed and now flows down the bed of the capturing stream. ...

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Danube in Ulm

Download high resolution version (792x632, 118 KB)View towards the famous Fischerviertel (fishers quarter) and the Danube river in Ulm, Germany, taken from the top of the Minster. ... Download high resolution version (792x632, 118 KB)View towards the famous Fischerviertel (fishers quarter) and the Danube river in Ulm, Germany, taken from the top of the Minster. ...

Human history

The Danube basin contains sites of the earliest human cultures: the Danubian Neolithic cultures include the Linear Pottery Cultures of the mid-Danube basin (see also Linear Ceramic culture) The Vucedol culture of the third millennium BC is famous for their ceramics. Later, many sites of the Vinca culture are sited along the Danube. This is an article about the Danubian Neolithic culture For the River Danube go to Danube River The term Danubian culture was coined by the Australian archaeologist Vere Gordon Childe for the first agrarian society in central and eastern Europe. ... Linear Pottery Cultures are an important group of Central European Neolithic cultures that are the extension in this area of the earlier Balcanic cultures. ... The Linear Ceramic Culture (German: Linearbandkeramik-Kultur, or LBK) was a Neolithic culture of central Europe. ... Vučedol Culture (near Vukovar, Croatia) Following the Baden culture, another wave of Indo-European people came to the banks of the River Danube, one of the major places they occupied around the year 3000 BC (eneolithic) is known today as Vucedol (Wolfs Valley). ... The Vinča culture was an early culture of Europe (between the 6th and the 3rd millennium BC), stretching around the course of Danube in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, although traces of it can be found all around the Balkans. ...


Cultural significance

At Esztergom and Štúrovo, the Danube separates Hungary from Slovakia.

The Danube is mentioned in the title of a famous waltz by Austrian composer Johann Strauss, An der schönen, blauen Donau (By the Beautiful Blue Danube). Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 426 KB)The Mária Valéria bridge, connecting Esztergom in Hungary with Štúrovo in Slovakia, constructed 2001. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 426 KB)The Mária Valéria bridge, connecting Esztergom in Hungary with Štúrovo in Slovakia, constructed 2001. ... Esztergom (German Gran, Slovak Ostrihom) is a small city in northern Hungary, about 70 km north-west of Budapest. ... The waltz is a dance in 3/4 time, done primarily in closed position, the commonest basic figure of which is a full turn in two measures using three steps per measure. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (or Johann Strauss the Younger, or Johann Strauss Jr. ... The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen Blauen Donau op. ...


The German tradition of landscape painting, the Danube school, was developed in the Danube valley in the 16th century. Categories: Art stubs | Art movements ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


The most famous book describing the Danube ought to be Claudio Magris's masterpiece Danube (ISBN 1860468233).


Notes

¹ Length from the source of the Breg. In Irish mythology, Breg was the wife of the Dagda. ...


² Source of the Breg. In Irish mythology, Breg was the wife of the Dagda. ...


External links

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  • Danube Basin Map (GIF - 257 KB) (http://www.panda.org/graphics/fw-rivers/maps/DANUBE%20MAP.gif), Map+info, PDF (http://pdf.wri.org/watersheds_2000/watersheds_europe_p2_38.pdf)
  • Danube Portal (http://www.danubecooperation.org)
  • 'The Ister': A 2840km documentary film journey up the Danube (http://www.theister.com)

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The Danube (Donau in German; Dunaj in Slovak; Donava in Slovene; Duna in Hungarian; Dunav in Croatian and Serbian; Dunav or Дунав in Bulgarian; Dunăre in Romanian; Дунай (Dunay) in Ukrainian; Danuvius in Latin) is Europe's second-longest river (after the Volga).
In 1999, transport on the river was made difficult by the NATO bombing of 3 bridges in Serbia and Montenegro.
The German tradition of landscape painting, the Danube school, was developed in the Danube valley in the 16th century.
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