A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site since 1990, the Danube Delta is the largest wet meadows reservation in Europe. The Danube Delta is a unique region that dazzles due to its incredible scenery diversity – terrain, human dwellings, watery areas, but mostly fauna, birds, vegetation and fish.
In order for you to better get acquainted to the Danube Delta, we shall, hereinafter, try to entice your curiosity…
Did you know…?
- The Danube Delta is the youngest Romanian land,
- The Danube Delta stretches on 5050 km² whereof 732 km² belong to the Ukrainian territory,
- Each year, the Danube Delta expands with 40 m², due to around 67 million tons of bed material brought in by the Danube River,
- It is the only delta in the world that has been declared a biosphere reservation,
- Despite its wide area, the Danube Delta population counted 27,000 inhabitants in 2012
- The extraordinary biodiversity counts: 135 fish species, 331 birds’ species, 54 mammal species, 2383 flora species,
- The Danube Delta is the haven for the largest pelican population in Europe,
- The Danube Delta is home for more than 60% of the world’s small cormorant population and for over 50% of the world’s red breasted gees,
- Here you can find the largest compact reed plot area in the world,
- The Letea Forest, part of the Danube Delta, has been declared a protected area since 1938