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Danube Delta

river delta in east-central Europe

The Danube Delta[1] is the second largest delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta. It is one of the best preserved deltas on the continent.[2] Most of the Danube Delta can be found in Romania, but the northern part of the delta is in Ukraine. In the Ukraine the delta is not preserved as well as it is in Romania.

Danube Delta
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationTulcea County, Romania
CriteriaNatural: vii, x
Reference588
Inscription1991 (15th Session)
Area312,440 ha

In 1979, the Danube delta became a Biosphere Reserve. The coastal ecosystem is recognized as part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.[3]

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  1. Delta Dunării in Romanian, Дельта Дуная in Russian, Дельта Дунаю in Ukrainian
  2. Danube Delta - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  3. World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), "Danube Delta"; retrieved 2012-7-18.

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