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The Danube is a river in Central Europe, the continent's seicont langest efter the Volga.

Danube
Neue Donau mit der Fußgängerbrücke Ponte Cagrana in Wien.jpg
The Danube in Vienna
Danubemap.png
Coorse o the Danube, merkit in reid
Basin
Main source Breg
Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany
1,078 m (3,537 ft)
48°05′44″N 08°09′18″E / 48.09556°N 8.15500°E / 48.09556; 8.15500
2nd source Brigach
St. Georgen, Black Forest, Germany
940 m (3,080 ft)
48°06′24″N 08°16′51″E / 48.10667°N 8.28083°E / 48.10667; 8.28083
River mooth Danube Delta
Romanie
45°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
Basin size 801,463 km2 (309,447 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Lenth 2,850 km (1,770 mi)[1]
Dischairge
  • Average rate:
    7,000 m3/s (250,000 cu ft/s)
Dischairge
(location 2)
  • Location:
    Passau
    30km afore toun
  • Average rate:
    580 m3/s (20,000 cu ft/s)
Dischairge
(location 3)
  • Average rate:
    1,900 m3/s (67,000 cu ft/s)
Dischairge
(location 4)
  • Average rate:
    2,350 m3/s (83,000 cu ft/s)
Dischairge
(location 5)
  • Average rate:
    4,000 m3/s (140,000 cu ft/s)

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%).[2] Its drainage basin extends intae nine mair.

ReferencesEedit

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