Danube River

By Brittney Karschnik

Physical Characteristics

Location- The Danube River goes through the countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and lastly, Ukraine.


Size- The Danube River is very large. The river is 1,777 miles long, it rises up into the Black Forest Mountains, and it finally spills out at the Black Sea where it's mouth is.


Physical Characteristics (Marine Life)- The Danube River is home to one of the most unique species in the world, including 5,000 different kinds of animal species including over 40 mammals, 180 breeding birds, 100 different fish species, about 2,000 vascular plants, and finally a dozen reptiles.


Physical Characteristics (water type)- The River is salt water oriented.


Physical Characteristics (weather climate)- The weather climate differs immensely, but from June through August the temperature is 69-79 degrees fahrenheit.

Human Characteristics

Human Characteristics (Human Made Features)- The River is a great source for all the nine countries along it, many in which use it for freight transport, the use of hydroelectricity, irrigation, fishing, and lastly, residential water supplies. The Djerdap high Dam and the Iron Gate power station were built jointly by Yugoslavia and Romania.


Human Characteristics (Religion)- Along the river, remember it goes through nine different countries, so there are lots of different religions. In Germany they practice mostly Christianity, in Slovakia most of the population practice RomanCatholic, in Hungary the majority practice Christianity, in Austria the majority practice Roman Catholic , in Croatia they mostly practice Christianity, in Serbia the majority practice Orthodox, in Bulgaria they mostly practice Christianity, in Romania they practice Christianity, in Ukraine they practice mostly Orthodox Christianity, and lastly, in Moldova the majority practice Orthodox.


Human Characteristics (Political Systems)- The Danube River does flow through nine countries, so there are lots of different different outlooks of political systems. In Germany they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Slovakia they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Hungary they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Austria they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Croatia they have Democratic System, in Serbia they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Bulgaria they have a Parliamentary Republic, in Romania they have a Semi-Presidential System, in Ukraine they have a Semi-Presidential, and lastly, in Moldova they have a Parliamentary Republic.


Human Characteristics (Languages)- Along the river, remember it goes through nine different countries, so there are lots of different languages. In Germany they speak German, in Slovakia they speak Slovak, in Hungary they speak Hungarian, in Austria they speak German, in Croatia they speak Croatian, in Serbia they speak Siberian, in Bulgaria they speak Bulgarian, in Romania they speak Romanian, in Ukraine they speak Ukrainian, and lastly, in Moldova they speak Romanian.


Human Characteristics (Economic Activity)- There are lots of jobs around the great Danube River, such as working for the dams. There are also lots of new construction projects always being started such as bridges and roads around the mountains around the river. Many people also work for water filteration plants.


Human Characteristics (Population Distribution)- As more and more years go by, more people come and live around the river. Right now there are over 83 million people livening I'm the surrounding countries.

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Natural Resources

Some of the many natural resources in or around the River our the various kinds of fish and all the other 5,000 different species that live in or near the river. The Danube has vast natural resources which include the famous coastline, mountains, and canyons.

Analysis

My river really does effect everyone in the countries around it, it gives people jobs, food, water when filtered, and many other great things. There are a few major cities around the Danube River, here they are, Vienna, Ulm, Linz, Bratislava, Gyor, Ingolstadt, Novi Sad, Vukovar, Drobeta Turnu- Severin, and Pancevo.