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Coordinates: 45°13′3″N 29°45′41″E / 45.21750°N 29.76139°E / 45.21750; 29.76139
Danube
Donau, Dunaj, Dunărea, Donava, Duna, Дунав, Dunav, Дунáй, Dunay
River
Danube in Vienna
Kintras Germany, Austrick, Slovakie, Hungary, Serbie, Croatie, Bulgarie, Moldovae, Ukraine, Romanie
Cities Ulm, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Győr, Esztergom, Budapest, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci, Zemun, Pančevo, Belgrade, Ruse
Primary source Breg
 - location Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany
 - elevation 1,078 m (3,537 ft)
 - length 49 km (30 mi)
 - coordinates 48°05′44″N 08°09′18″E / 48.09556°N 8.15500°E / 48.09556; 8.15500
Secondary source Brigach
 - location St. Georgen, Black Forest, Germany
 - elevation 940 m (3,084 ft)
 - length 43 km (27 mi)
 - coordinates 48°06′24″N 08°16′51″E / 48.10667°N 8.28083°E / 48.10667; 8.28083
Source confluence
 - location Donaueschingen
 - coordinates 47°57′03″N 08°31′13″E / 47.95083°N 8.52028°E / 47.95083; 8.52028
Mouth Danube Delta
 - coordinates 45°13′3″N 29°45′41″E / 45.21750°N 29.76139°E / 45.21750; 29.76139
Length 2,860 km (1,777 mi)
Basin 817,000 km2 (315,445 sq mi)
Discharge for before delta
 - average 6,500 m3/s (229,545 cu ft/s)
Discharge elsewhere (average)
 - Passau 580 m3/s (20,483 cu ft/s)
30km afore toun
 - Vienna 1,900 m3/s (67,098 cu ft/s)
 - Budapest 2,350 m3/s (82,989 cu ft/s)
 - Belgrade 4,000 m3/s (141,259 cu ft/s)
Cairt o Danube River

The Danube (/ˈdænjuːb/ DAN-yoob) is a river in Central Europe, the continent's seicont langest efter the Volga.

Classified as an internaitional watterway, it oreeginates in the toun o Donaueschingen which is in the Black Forest o Germany at the confluence o the rivers Brigach an Breg. The Danube then flaws sootheast for 2,872 km (1,785 mi), passin through fower Central European caipitals afore emptyin intae the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romanie an Ukraine.

Ance a lang-staundin frontier o the Roman Empire, the river passes through or touches the borders o ten kintras: Romanie (29.0% o basin aurie), Hungary (11.6%), Serbie (10.2%), Austrick (10.0%), Germany (7.0%), Bulgarie (5.9%), Slovakie (5.9%), Croatie (4.4%), Ukraine (3.8%), an Moldovae (1.6%).[1] Its drainage basin extends intae nine mair.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Countries of the Danube River Basin". International Commission for the protection of the Danube River. Retrieved 2010-11-13.