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Danube Delta known as "the
most recent land of Europe".
Danube Delta, very large region with a medium altitude( 31 cm), the biggest part of this area is under waters.It lies where the Danube river flows into the Black Sea.
Lenght: 5050 km(from which 4340 km lie on romanian teritoty and 710
km on Hungaria teritory);with easily flooded zones, sand banks, islets,
backwaters and Razim-Sinoe lagoon.
The Danube river is divided (in Ismai region ) in two:Chilia branch and Tulcea branch and at a distance of about 17km downstreans , Tulcea branch divides (in St.Gheorghe area) in two:Sulina branch and St.Gheorghe branch. Between those three branches of the Danube, it lies the misterious lands of the Delta :sand banks( river sand banks like Chilia, Caraorman, Pardina , Stipoc; maritime sand banks like Letea , Saraturile, Crasnicol);streams (Sontea , Papadia, Litcov , Lopatna);lakes(Merhei, Mataita, Fortuna, Gorgova, Trei Ozere, Rosu, Rosulet, Puiu); swamps, etc.
Vegetation is very
rich , made by reed thicket and sedges, by acvatic plants(water
lily speialy). On the sand banks , there grows trees like wilow and poplars.
On the maritime sand banks , there grow a vegetation of sands and salty-
pasture lansds and also woods of oak, ash, elm and poplar. It grows too
a lot of creepers like greek Periploca and Vitis silvestris,who can touch
very big dimensions. Danube Delta is a very atractive objective for its
very various faune of fish and birds. There are more than 300 species
of birds :storks, wilde ducks and gooses, woodcocks, cormorants, egrets,
swans, withe eagles-one of them being protected by low.
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