Danube Bend

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The Danube Bend (Hungarian Dunakanyar) is a curve of the Danube in Hungary, close to the city of Visegrád.

The Danube Bend is a curve of the Danube near the city of Visegrád. The Transdanubian Mountains lie on the right bank (left side of the picture), while the North Hungarian Mountains on the left bank (right side of the picture).


The bend had long been a puzzle to geologists.The present-day U-shaped loop is now known to have been caused by eruption of a volcano 15 million years ago. The caldera of Keserűs Hill volcano, with an associated lava dome forms an eroded central depression to the north. The river follows the southern edge of this caldera. [1]


Danube Bend (in red) as one of microregions in physical geography of Hungary
  1. ^ Karátson, Dávid (2015). "Danube Bend: Miocene Half-Caldera and Pleistocene Gorge". Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Springer, Cham. pp. 129–137. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08997-3_16. ISBN 978-3-319-08996-6.

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Coordinates: 47°47′57″N 19°05′30″E / 47.79917°N 19.09167°E / 47.79917; 19.09167