Danube River

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Physical characteristics

Location- Countries: It rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for some 1,770 miles (2,850 km) to its mouth on the Black Sea. Along its course, it passes through nine countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. The Danube River basin and its drainage network.

Size- depths between 1 to 8 meters and drains 817,000 km2 and 1,770 miles long

Coordinates- 48°05′44″N 08°09′18″E

Marine Life-about 2,000 vascular plants and more than 5,000 animal species, including over 40 mammals, about 180 breeding birds, about 100 fish species, a dozen reptiles as well as amphibians. Catfish, carp and caviar are the most commonly fished animals in the river.

Islands- there are currently 29 islands in the Danube River

Soil type-there are many different types of soil because of a few factors such as basic rock, relief, climate, precipitation, vegetation, and human utilisation. They can be divided into two types the soil from mountains and soil made of loose sediments.

Water Type-fresh water and salt water compound in the deltas

Climate-The Danube River has a similar climate to us in Minnesota with frozen winter and warm summers, continental humid and highlands are the climate zones the river falls under

Human characteristics

Human Made Features-
The Iron Gates is a gorge on the Danube River. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. In the broad sense it encompasses a route of 134 km (83 mi). It contains two hydrological dams with two power stations.
The main languages spoken along the path of the river are German, Slovak, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian (Serbian is a standardized form of Serbo-Croatian, a Slavic language of the South Slavic subgroup. Other standardized forms of Serbo-Croatian are Bosnian, Croatian, and Montenegrin), Bulgarian, Romanian, Ukrainian

Religion- Christianity is one of the largest and most common religions in this area but other religions include roman catholic and Greek catholic

Political System-democracy and republic

Economic Activity-the most common job in Europe around the river is a medical assistant and oil and energy production. The most popular job in Europe in 2015 is an engineer

Population Distribution- a majority of the big cities and population dense areas are along the river

Natural resources

Germany is the largest producer of lignite in the world. Europe is also rich in timber, iron ore, potash, salt, uranium, nickel, copper and natural gas.


Many people live near the river because it provides away of transportation, food, and jobs like getting oil and electricity production and fishing on large scales. The river has had an over all positive affect on the people who live around it. Lastly, some major cities on or near the river are Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Belgrade, Ulm, and Linz.