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Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania Last Updated on 2010-04-14 23:18:28 The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (44° 25'-45° 28'N, 29° 42'-28° 45'E) is a World Heritage Site located in Romania along the Ukraine border. The Danube Delta has chiefly been formed over the Holocene when humans utilised the Danube River basin for increasingly intensive agriculture and other sediment producing land use changes; this vast delta is extensively braided and is an ongoing state of enlargement. The delta is mainly a freshwater zone of discharge to the Black Sea, and contains areas of marsh, riparian upland and reedbeds. Geographical Location The Danube Delta lies on the coast of the Black Sea in the eastern part of the country in Tulcea County, and encompasses the area between the branch rivers Chilia, Sulina and Sfintu Gheorghe, the former creating the boundary between Romania and the Ukrainian SSR. The site also includes... More »