Danube River is one of the major rivers of European Union. It is the second longest river after Volga River. Danube is the longest river in the European Union as it is a trans-boundary river which flows through 10 countries viz. Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. Danube rises in the Black Forest Mountains by the confluence of Brigach and Breg River which form the Danube River.
Cities which are located on the banks of Danube River are Ulm, Regensburg in Germany, Linz, Vienna in Austria, Bratislava in Slovakia and Budapest in Hungary etc. The river is also home to various fish species and reptiles and used for energy as well as drinking water purpose for the nearby regions.
Ten Lines on Danube River in English
10 Lines on Danube River – Set 1
1) Danube is the second longest river in Europe and longest in European Union.
2) It is a trans-boundary river and it flows through 10 countries.
3) Danube River was known to ancient Greeks as the ‘Istros’ meaning strong and swift.
4) Danube River rises in Black Forest Mountains located in the West Germany.
5) From there Danube River flows for some 2850 km and then falls into Black Sea.
6) The length of Danube River is 2857 km and the catchment area is 817,000 square km.
7) Danube River basin is the home of 83 million people and diverse and unique habitats.
8) The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in the Europe after the Volga River Delta.
9) The tributaries of Danube River are Iller, Lech, Altmuhl, Naab, Regen, Isar rivers etc.
10) Cities which are located on banks of Danube River are Austria, Slovakia and Romania etc.
10 Lines on Danube River – Set 2
1) Danube River is the second longest river in Europe and it is located in Central and Eastern Europe and the longest river in European Union.
2) Danube River is called ‘Donau’ in German, ‘Dunaj’ in Slovak, ‘Duna’ in Hungarian, ‘Dunav’ in Bulgarian, ‘Dunarea’ in Romanian and ‘Dunay’ in Ukrainian.
3) Danube is a trans-boundary river which flows through 10 countries viz. Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.
4) Danube River originates in Black Forest Mountains of West Germany and flows to its mouth in the Black Sea.
5) The upper section of Danube River starts from spring to Devin Gate and it remains a characteristic mountain river when it travels up to Passau.
6) Middle section is from Devin Gate to Iron Gate where the riverbed widens and in lower section from Iron Gate to Sulina, the average gradient change is very less.
7) The ‘World Wildlife Fund’ (WWF) has included Danube River delta in its list of eco-regions which is described as the world’s 200 most valuable ecological regions.
8) European Commission has recognised the Danube River as the ‘single most important non-oceanic body of water in Europe’ and ‘future central axis of European Union’.
9) The Danube River basin is the habitat of fish species such as Pike, Zander, Huchen, Wels Catfish, Burbot and Trench and it is also the home of Carp and Sturgeon.
10) There are three artificial waterways built on Danube River viz. Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, Danube-Black Sea Canal and Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
10 Lines on Danube River – Set 3
1) Danube River emerges from the central region of Europe.
2) It is regarded as the second-longest river in Europe.
3) The river traces its course through ten different countries of Europe.
4) The countries are Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia.
5) Breg River in Black Forest of Germany is the originating place of river Danube.
6) Danube River is 2850 in length.
7) The area of the drainage basin of the river Danube is 801463 square km.
8) Iller, Lech, Isar, IIz, Regen, etc. are the tributaries of the River Danube.
9) The rate of average discharge of river Danube is 6450-7000 cubic meters per second. 10) Danube River finally empties into the Black Sea.
10 Lines on Danube River – Set 4
1) Danube River is an important river of the European continent.
2) The major flow of the river is oriented in Central and Southeastern Europe.
3) The name Danube has been derived from the word 'Danu' that means fluid.
4) The meeting of the Brigach and Breg rivers gives rise to the Danube River.
5) Danube river basin is categorized into three different sections.
6) They are upper basin, middle basin, and lower basin that are separated by gates.
7) The river has been serving as an international waterway in the continent for a longer time.
8) It forms the Danube delta that is stated as the largest delta in European Union.
9) Danube delta is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Ramsar Site.
10) Danube river basin is rich in the fish populations of different species.
The Danube River is navigable by ships from Black Sea to Romania, and it can further extend up to Germany also. At the Iron Gate, Danube River flows through a gorge that forms as part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. Industrial use of the waters of Danube is made in Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade etc. The main irrigated areas which are close to the Danube River basin are in Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria etc countries.