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The Danube Delta in Romania and the Dniester Liman in Ukraine

May 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Black Sea - April 28th, 2010

Black Sea - April 28th, 2010

The Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe. The majority of the delta lies in Romania (Tulcea county), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). The approximate surface is 4152 km², of which 3446 km² are in Romania.

Upon opening the full image, several bays are visible near the shoreline in Ukraine, north of the delta. The body of water furthest north is Dniester Liman, a liman formed at the point where the river Dniester flows into the Black Sea. A liman is a name for a lake, bay, or estuary formed at the mouth of a river where flow is blocked by a bar of sediments

The Dniester Liman is located in Ukraine, in Odessa Oblast. The area of the liman varies between 360 and 408 km², it is 42,5 km long and has maximum width of 12 km. The average depth is 1,8 m, the maximum depth 2,7 m.

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