The Danube (/ ˈ d æ n. j uː b / DAN-yoob; known by various names in other languages) is Europe's second-longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe. The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire and today flows through 10 countries.
The Danube Delta (Romanian: Delta Dunării, pronounced [ˈdelta ˈdunərij] (); Ukrainian: Дельта Дунаю, romanized: Deľta Dunaju, pronounced [delʲˈtɑ dʊnɐˈju]) is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and is the best preserved on the continent.
The Danube (Latin name Hister) is the second-longest river in Europe (the Volga is the longest). It is the longest river of the European Union. The river is 2,860 km (1,777 mi) long. Brigach and Breg join together in Donaueschingen (near the Black Forest) to "make" the Danube.
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"The Blue Danube" is the common English title of "An der schönen, blauen Donau", Op. 314, a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed on 15 February 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein, it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was considered only a mild success, however, and Strauss is reputed to have said, "The devil take the waltz, my only regret is...
The Blue Danube is scored for the following orchestra: Woodwinds 1. 2 Flutes 2. 2 Oboes 3. 2 Clarinets in C 4. 2 Bassoons
The Beautiful Blue Danube was first written as a song for a carnival choir, with rather satirical lyrics. The original title was also referring to a poem about the Danube in the poet Karl Isidor Beck's hometown, Baja in Hungary, and not in Vienna. Later Franz von Gernerth wrote new, more "official-sounding" lyrics
The specifically Viennese sentiment associated with Strauss's melody has made it an unofficial Austrian national anthem. The piece was prominently used in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. After a leap from humanity's prehistoric past to its spacefaring future, the first two-thirds of The Blue Danube are heard as a space plane approaches and docks with a space station; it concludes while another spacecraft travels from the station to the Moon. The piece is then reprised over the
The Danube Sinkhole (German: Donauversinkung or Donauversickerung) is an incipient underground stream capture in the Upper Danube Nature Park.Between Immendingen and Möhringen and also near Fridingen (), the water of the Danube sinks into the riverbed in various places.
The Danube Swabians (German: Donauschwaben (help · info)) is a collective term for the ethnic German-speaking population who lived in various countries of southeastern Europe, especially in the Danube River valley, first in the 12th century, and in greater numbers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Vilayet of the Danube or Danubian Vilayet (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت طونه, Vilâyet-i Tuna ; Bulgarian: Дунавска област, Dunavska(ta) oblast, more commonly Дунавски вилает (Danube Vilayet); French: Vilayet du Danube) was a first-level administrative division of the Ottoman Empire from 1864 to 1878.
The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a Memorial erected on April 16 2005, in Budapest, Hungary.Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer  to honour the Jews who were massacred by fascist Hungarian militia belonging to the Arrow Cross Party in Budapest during the Second World War.
Le Danube (prononcé [d a. n y b]) est le deuxième fleuve d’Europe par sa longueur (après la Volga qui coule entièrement en Russie).Il prend sa source dans la Forêt-Noire en Allemagne lorsque deux cours d’eau, la Brigach et la Breg, se rencontrent à Donaueschingen où le fleuve prend le nom de Danube.