The Danube Delta, Romania’s youngest land, is a stupendous natural environment, encompassing all vegetable and lacustrine species in Europe, as well as a diversified and rich fauna. Also known as the heaven of fish and birds, the Danube Delta stands for the most important resting place of the migratory birds travelling betweeen the tropical and arctic regions.
The Danube Delta surfaces almost 4,180 km2 – should we also include the Razim-Sinoie lagoon complex and the Danube’s strand, the surface of the delta extends to approximately 5,800 km2, making it the second largest delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta. 82% of the Danube Delta lies within Romania and the remaining part within Ukraine.
The surface of the Danube Delta is divided into 3 types of areas: 18 strictly protected areas, amounting to a total of 506 km2, buffer areas surfacing 2,233 km2 and economic areas with a total surface of 3,060 km2.