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  Danube Day - en - Home/International
Danube Day invites you to celebrate one of Europe's greatest river systems and the people and wildlife that rely on it.
Huge festivals on the banks of the Danube rivers; public meetings and educational events pay tribute to the Danube, its peoples and the progress that has been made.
Danube Day is a powerful tool for enhancing the “Danubian identity” of people living in the basin, demonstrating that in spite of their different cultures and histories they have a shared responsibility to protect their precious resource.
www.danubeday.org   (140 words)

  
  Danube - MSN Encarta
Danube (ancient Danubius, and in the lower part of its course, Ister; German Donau; Slovak Dunaj; Hungarian Duna; Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian Dunav; Romanian Dunărea; Ukrainian Dunay), second longest river in Europe, and one of the principal transportation arteries on the continent.
The delta of the Danube is a region of desolate marshes and swamps, broken by tree-covered elevations.
The Danube is navigable by ocean vessels to Brăila, Romania, and by river craft as far as Ulm in Germany, a distance of 2,600 km (1,600 mi).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553799/Danube.html   (860 words)

  
 Danube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German tradition of landscape painting, the Danube school, was developed in the Danube valley in the 16th century.
Downstream from the Freudenau Locks in Vienna, canalization of the Danube was limited to the Gabcikovo dam and locks near Bratislava and the two double Iron Gate locks in the border stretch of the Danube between Serbia and Romania.
The Danube connects with the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal at Kelheim, and with the Wiener Donaukanal in Vienna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danube   (1771 words)

  
 Danube - MSN Encarta
Danube (ancient, Danubius, and in the lower part of its course, Ister; German, Donau; Slovak, Dunaj; Hungarian, Duna; Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Bulgarian, Dunav; Romanian, Dunărea; Ukrainian, Dunay), river in Europe, second-longest and one of the principal traffic arteries on the Continent.
The delta of the Danube is a region of desolate marshes and swamps, broken by tree-covered elevations, and is an important nature reserve.
The Danube is navigable by ocean vessels to Brăila, Romania, and by river craft as far as Ulm in Germany, a distance of some 2,575 km (1,600 mi).
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553799/Danube.html   (543 words)

  
 DANUBE - LoveToKnow Article on DANUBE
Thus Hungary is separated from Austria by the rivers March and Leitha; the river Enns, for a considerable period the extreme western boundary of the Magyar kingdom, still separates Upper and Lower Austria; the Inn and the Salzach divide Austria from Bavaria, and farther west the 111cr separates Bavaria from Wurttemberg.
The Danube between Linz and Vienna is renowned not only for its picturesque beauty but for the numerous medieval and modern buildings of historical and archaeological interest which crown its banks.
In 1894, owing to the constantly increasing size of vessels frequenting the Danube, it was found necessary to deepen the entrance still further, and to construct two parallel piers between the main jetties, reducing the breadth of the river to 500 ft., and thereby increasing the scour.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DA/DANUBE.htm   (3864 words)

  
 Danube class starship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Star Trek fictional universe, particularly in the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9), the Danube class starship is a type of small interstellar craft built and used by Starfleet.
During standard operations, Danube class runabouts are very lightly armed, normally outfitted with six Type VI phaser arrays and a magazine of 24 microtorpedoes, but can be fitted with an additional exterior rollbar and pod (similar to the Miranda class starship) with extra weaponry.
Named for the Danube, the runabout Danube was constructed in 2368 at Utopia Planitia shipyards and was the pathfinder of its class.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danube_class_starship   (907 words)

  
 Danube   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Danube River was known to the Greeks as the Ister River, and Herodotus called it "the greatest of rivers".
Napoleon referred to it as the "king of rivers." The Danube is the second largest river in Europe; it is approximately 2,900 km long and drains an area slightly larger than 779,500 sq km.
The major distributaries of the Danube consist of three major channels, the St. George to the south, the Sulina in the middle, and the Kilia to the north (Almazov et al., 1963) [06-i01].
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/EUROPEAN/Danube/danube.htm   (1460 words)

  
 Danube - Wikimedia Commons
4 Danube in spring 2006 in Novi Sad, Serbia
Danube in spring 2006 in Novi Sad, Serbia
Danube in Futog (near Novi Sad), Serbia on 8th of April 2006.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Danube   (283 words)

  
 Danube - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Danube   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1992 the river was diverted in Slovakia to feed the controversial Gabcikovo Dam.
In February 2000, the Danube was hit by a cyanide spillage from a Romanian gold-mine in what threatened to be the worst ecological disaster in Europe since the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
When the Potentate from the Danube made his appearance, the conversation was carried on in the French language, and the Lady Bareacres and the younger ladies found, to their farther mortification, that Mrs.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Danube   (288 words)

  
 Danube River   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe behind the Volga and the only major European river to flow from West to East.
The Danube was once a great center for human daily life and at the same time a fabulous ecosystem with hundreds of species living in its waters or on its banks.
Furthermore, the agricultural sector contributes largely in the load of nitrogen and phosphorus in the Danube, and transport is an important source of oil pollution and lead contamination.
www.public.asu.edu /~goutam/gcu325/danube.htm   (1783 words)

  
 Danube on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After passing the Iron Gate, the Danube broadens again and forms most of the Romania-Bulgaria border before swinging north near Silistra and passing through E Romania to Galaţi, where it divides into an expansive (c.1,000 sq mi/2,590 sq km) delta before entering the Black Sea.
The Danube increased in commercial importance in the era of the Crusades, but commerce suffered (15th-16th cent.) after the Turks gained control of its course from the Hungarian plain to the Black Sea.
The Lepenski Vir conundrum: reinterpretation of the Mesolithic and Neolithic sequences in the Danube Gorges.(Critical Essay)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/D/Danube.asp   (811 words)

  
 Danube. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Danube rises in two sources (the Brege and Brigach rivers) in the Black Forest, SW Germany, and flows NE across S Germany past Ulm to Regensburg, where it turns SE to enter Austria at Passau.
The Danube is linked to the Main and Rhine rivers by the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal; other canals link it with the Oder and Tisza rivers.
The Danube increased in commercial importance in the era of the Crusades, but commerce suffered (15th–16th cent.) after the Turks gained control of its course from the Hungarian plain to the Black Sea.
www.bartleby.com /65/da/Danube.html   (698 words)

  
 The Environmental Program for the Danube River
The Danube River basin is the heart of central Europe and is Europe's second longest river, at a length of 2,857.
The Environmental Program for the Danube River is also the first basin-wide international body which actively encourages public and NGO participation throughout the planning process, which, by diffusing the confrontational setting common in planning, may help preclude future conflicts both within countries and, as a consequence, internationally.
The four goals concern the improvement of acquatic ecosystems and biodiversity in the Danube River Basin and the reduction of pollution loads entering the Black Sea; maintaining and improving the quantity and quality of water in the Danube River Basin; control of damage from accidental spills; and the development of regional cooperation in water management.
www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu /projects/casestudies/danube.html   (2705 words)

  
 DANUBE COMMISSION
Since the blockade of the Danube by the debris of three bridges destroyed in April 1999 as a result of the military actions in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Danube Commission has taken measures to restore free navigation on the Danube.
The project “Clearance of the Fairway of the Danube” at the cost of 26 million euro was set up at the beginning of the year 2000 with the financial aid of the European Union contributing 85% of the total sum.
In November 2000 a Technical Unit for the Clearance Project of the Danube Commission was established, which was in charge of all activities in connection with the project and responsible to the Danube Commission.
www.danubecom-intern.org /ENGLISH/SUMMARY.htm   (1179 words)

  
 The Danube in Austria
To the southeast a valley expands along the Danube and the ground is naturally fertile, growing oats, cereals, sugarbeets, and fruit trees.
A fortified village at the foot of a ridge in the rocky Wachau region of the Danube river.
It sits on the north shore of the Danube, at a bend in the river.
www.unc.edu /~murphy/rabenstein/austria.html   (2151 words)

  
 NPR : Following Europe's Danube River, From Source to Sea
The river's namesake Blue Danube Waltz was composed in Vienna, by Johann Strauss, at the height of the Habsburg Empire's power.
The Austrian stretch of the Danube is one of the most winding along the river's entire course.
The last war to ravage Europe at the close of the 20th century began on the Croatian side of the Danube and ended in a storm of NATO firepower on the Serbian side.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/danube   (1154 words)

  
 Danube River
Danube is the longest international river in Europe.
Danube is in the center of the European network of navigable inland waterways.
After the Main-Danube connection was created, Danube became a part of the trans-European waterway linking seaports at the North Sea (Rotterdam, Amsterdam) and at the Black Sea (Constanca) - 3.505 km long.
members.tripod.com /~danubedita/danube.htm   (238 words)

  
 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Danube River Delta (159)
The Danube River Delta is one of the largest river deltas in Eastern Eurasia.
Fish species endemic to the lower Danube basin are a loach and the critically endangered Asprete perch.
Pollution, damming, and drainage of wetlands disrupt the fragile ecology of the delta.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/g200/g159.html   (524 words)

  
 A-H Danube Flotilla   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The war required expansion of the Danube Flotilla which was accomplished by establishing three groups, each consisting of two armed steam ships, a river mining unit, and a supply unit.
On October 13 units of the Danube Flotilla relocated from Romania to the assembly point Turnu-Severin, and as of October 28 it covered the army's retreat from Serbia.
The Danube Flotilla arrived in Budapest on November 6, 1918, moored at the DDSG shipyard's Óbuda harbor, and was ceremoniously paid off.
www.gwpda.org /naval/danube.htm   (2563 words)

  
 UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On December 1 2001, the Danube Regional Project (DRP) was launched - the next phase of UNDP-GEF's long-term commitment to achieving environmental health in the Danube River Basin.
A key focus is strengthening the capacity of the ICPDR and Danube countries to fulfill their legally binding commitment to implement the Danube Convention.
In fact, all eyes will be on the Danube as it is a test case for implementing the new directive throughout Europe.
danubis.icpdr.org /undp-drp/?/servlet/page?_pageid=76&_dad=danubis&_schema=DANUBIS&_type=site&_fsiteid=33&_fid=8516&_fnavbarid=8135&_fnavbarsiteid=33&_fedit=0&_fmode=2&_fdisplaymode=1&_fcalledfrom=1&_fdisplayurl=   (127 words)

  
 Biking the Danube, Austria
The Danube bike route is excellent for families with children, and does in fact attract many families.
You normally ride the Austrian Danube Bike Route from west to east, because the route gently slopes down with the river; because the prevailing wind is behind you; because the afternoon sun also lies behind you; and because sight-filled Vienna climaxes your trip.
Danube and Spitz from ruined castle-fort of Hinterhaus.
www.mayq.com /Best_european_trips/Danube/Danube.htm   (1669 words)

  
 Danube -- Welcome to City of Danube
The City of Danube is located 100 miles west of the Twin Cities on Highway 212.
Founded in 1901, Danube now has a population of 529.
Danube is part of the Renville County West School system.
www.cityofdanube.com   (150 words)

  
 Danube River Cruises - Official Travel and Tourism Information
The Danube enters the territory of Romania at the famous Iron Gates (Portile de Fier) and ends its 670 mile journey through the country in the Black Sea.
Among the many sights near or along the Romanian section of the Danube River, worth visiting are: the ruins of the Roman bridge at Drobeta, Topolnita Cave, The Iron Gates Dam, the cities of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Orsova, Giurgiu, Oltenita, Braila, Galati and Tulcea.
Sailing on the Danube, with privately owned boats, is allowed for the entire Romanian section of the river.
www.romaniatourism.com /danube.html   (1561 words)

  
 Danube Pollution
Yet it was only with the fall of the East's communist regimes that scientists and government officials began to realize the seriousness of the environmental havoc which the destructive industrial policies of the former communist regimes had wrought on the Danubian watershed.
The steady degradation of the Danube's environment has severely affected the health of its residents, wreaked untold econolllic damage on the river's once thriving ecosystem, and destroyed much of the region's biodiversity.
Human Rights: Yes As nations have continued to pollute the Danube, the quality of living of the inhabitants of the river and its surrounding tributaries have been aMicted by a number of health-related aMictions that can be directly attributed to Romanian industrial discharges into the river.
www.american.edu /TED/danube.htm   (1792 words)

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