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Danube River Passing Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania

44.6N 22.6E

December 23rd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Romania - December 21st, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the Danube River meandering across Romania. The city of Drobeta-Turnu Severin, in Mehedinţi County, Oltenia, Romania, can be observed as a white area on the left bank of the Danube.

It is situated in western Oltenia, at the edge of the Topolniţa depression. In the full image, two large ridges of mountains can be observed to the north of the depression: the Mehedinţi Mountains to the east and the Cerna Mountains to the west, spearated by the valley of the Cerna River.

Danube River Crossing Serbia

44.8N 20.4E

June 15th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Serbia - June 6th, 2010

Serbia - June 6th, 2010

Serbia is a European country located in the west-central Balkans. It has an area of 29,922 sq mi (77,498 sq km) and a population (2009) of approximately 7,320,000. The capital is Belgrade.

Serbia is mountainous, with forests in the central area and low-lying plains in the north. Here, the Danube River can be seen meandering across the middle of the image.

Danube River Along Borders of Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria – March 31st, 2010

44.2N 22.7E

March 31st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria - February 19th, 2010

Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria - February 19th, 2010

The Danube River winds its way across this orthorectified image, providing the border between Romania (above), Serbia (left) and Bulgaria (lower center to right). It is the longest river in the European Union. Although only three countries are visible here, the Danube actually flows through or along the border of 10 different nations.

The river originates in the Black Forest in Germany and flows eastwards for a distance of some 2850 km (1771 miles), passing through four Central and Eastern European capitals, before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

Of the 10 countries through which or along the borders of which it passes, the following percentage of its length is found in each: Germany (7.5%), Austria (10.3%), Slovakia (5.8%), Hungary (11.7%), Croatia (4.5%), Serbia (10.3%), Romania (28.9%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Moldova (0.017%), and Ukraine (3.8%).

Craiova Near Jiu, Olt and Danube Rivers, Romania

44.3N 23.8E

March 2nd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Romania - February 19th, 2010

Romania - February 19th, 2010

The Romanian of Craiova is visible towards the top of this orthorectified image. Romania’s 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is situated near the east bank of the River Jiu (best observed in the full image) in central Oltenia.

It is a longstanding political center, and is located at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (visible to the North upon opening the full image) and the Danube River (visible near the bottom of the image). A third river, the Olt, is visible running vertically near the right edge.

The Danube River Crossing the Romanian Plain

44.4N 26.1E

September 12th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Romania - July 27th, 2009

Romania - July 27th, 2009

As the Danube River (center) runs across the Romanian Plain in southern Romania, it receives water from numerous tributaries flowing down from the Southern Carpathian Mountains (above). Upon opening the full image, the country’s capital, Bucharest, appears as a grey area on the right.

The land above the Danube is mostly swamp and marshland, while many fields can be seen south of river. In fact, 41% of the land in Romania is arable. Permanent crops account for 3%, and permanent pastures cover 21%.

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