The Danube is the second largest river in Europe, after the Volga in Russia. With a length of 2,850 kilometers, it starts in Germany at the spring called the Donauquelle, flows through the Austrian capital Vienna, through the Slovakian border, through the Hungarian capital of Budapest, down to Serbia, the Bulgarian- Romanian border, and finally draining into the Black Sea at the border between Moldova and Ukraine.
In addition to the already-mentioned countries that the Danube passes through, its drainage basin also includes regions of nine other countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.6%)
- Czech Republic (2.9%)
- Slovenia (2.0%)
- Montenegro (0.9%)
- Switzerland (0.2%)
- Italy (<0.1%)
- Poland (<0.1%)
- Macedonia (<0.1%)
- Albania (<0.1%)
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