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Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [48.2007/16.3635]


Map: ViennaVienna, a medium-size city of 1.6 million inhabitants, is the capital of Austria. The city center is in the lower right quarter of the photo. The river Danube crosses the photo from lower left to upper right. If you look carefully, you can see the "Donauinsel" - an island in the Danube which is about 25 km long and only 150 m wide . This unusually long island is an artificial island which has been created by excavating a second "spare" water bed of the Danube in order to avoid flooding of Vienna by high water levels. Normally, the second water contains still water and is used as a recreational area. Also, the Donauinsel is a major event area, where up to 2 million visitors may gather at certain occasions.
Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Vienna

Last Update: 2011-03-30