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With a length of 2,857 kilometres, the Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga. Presumably, the Latin name "Danubius" is derived from the Indo-Germanic "dānu" (river). The name Danube applies from the union of the two source rivers Breg and Brigach, which rise in the Middle Black Forest in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg. In succession, it crosses the large basin landscapes of the Northern Alpine Foothills and Vienna Basin (upper reaches), the Pannonian Plain (middle reaches) and the Romanian Lowlands (lower reaches). In an extensive delta, the Danube flows into the Black Sea in Romania. On its course, it crosses the ten riparian states known as the Danube countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia (Dunaj), Hungary (Duna), Serbia (Dunav) and Romania (Dunărea), as well as (Donau) berührt.

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