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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.

The Danube Delta, Romania and Ukraine – August 16th, 2009

45.0N 29.0E

August 16th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Romania - July 27th, 2009

Romania - July 27th, 2009

The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea county), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in the Ukraine (Odessa Oblast).

The approximate surface is 4152 km², of which 3446 km² are in Romania. If the lagoons of Razim-Sinoe (1015 km² of which 865 km² water surface; situated in the south, but attached to the Danube Delta from geological and ecological perspectives, as well as being the combined territory of the World Heritage Site) are to be added, the considered area of the Danube Delta grows to 5165 km².

Here, these lagoons appear greenish yellow, as do the branches of the river and the sediments spilling from them into the Black Sea. Inland, much of the terrain is used for agriculture, and many rectangular fields can be seen.

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