Danube

Watershed statistics

  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Selovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Albania
  • Large-scale drainage area: Black Sea
  • Drainage: 795,686 sq km
  • Population density: 103 people/sq km
  • Large cities: 60
  • Cropland: 67%
  • Developed: 11%
  • Loss of original forest: 63%
  • Large dams: 11

Reference: Revenga, C., S. Murray, J. Abramovitz, and A. Hammond, 1998. Watersheds of the World: Ecological Value and Vulnerability. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.

Danube River watershed © Greg Fiske

Danube River watershed © Greg Fiske