The Danube River is the second longest in Europe (the first being the Volga River) :
-2840 km length, 81700 km2
-catchments basin - Danube River catchments basin represents 8% of the total surface of Europe.
-The Danube River springs from the Black forest Mountain and flows into the Black Sea. It rises from 3 joined springs: Breg, Brigagh and Donnau Quelle, and flows into the sea through 3 branches: Chilia, Sulina, Sfantul Gheorghe, which build the delta.
It crosses 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, republic of Moldavia, Ukraine, and 4 capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade.
-The water discharge distribution on the main branches is: Chilia 58%, Sulina 19%, and Sf. Gheorghe 23%.
-The Danube delta is situated both on the territories of Romania and Ukraine. The total area covered by the delta is 4178 km2, from which:
82%- 3466 km2 are in Romania, 18%- 732 km2 are in Ukraine
SOURCE : IBIS TOURS BIRD-WATCHING SPECIALISTS