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
We have provided ten lines on Danube River in English for class 3, class 4, class 5 and class 6. After reading these lines you will know that what is Danube River, in how many countries Danube River flows, from where Danube River originates, what is the length and catchment area of Danube River, which tributaries belongs to Danube River etc.
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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.
We have provided another set of ten points on Danube River for class 9, class 10, class 11 and class 12. After going through these points, you will find as which is the longest river in European Union, what Danube River is called in other languages, what WWF has said about Danube, which canals are constructed on Danube River etc.
You can use these lines in your speeches and extempore in the school competitions. These lines will also increase your knowledge on Danube River and it will also be very useful in your seminars as well as in your GK quiz competitions.
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.
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.