Iron Gate, Romania, Serbia
The Iron Gates is a gorge on the Danube River. It forms part of the boundary between Romania and Serbia. It encompasses a route of 134 km (83 mi); in the narrow sense it only encompasses the last barrier on this route, just beyond the Romanian city of Orşova, that contains two hydroelectric dams, with two power stations, Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station and Iron Gate II Hydroelectric Power Station.
The gorge lies between Romania in the north and Serbia in the south. At this point, the river separates the southern Carpathian Mountains from the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. In Serbia, the gorge is known as Đerdap (Ђердап), with the last part named Đerdapska klisura. The Romanian side of the gorge constitutes the Iron Gates natural park, whereas the Serbian part constitutes the Đerdap national park.
Things to See & Do
* Iron Gates Natural Park
* Hydroelectric power stations
* Medieval fort at Golubac
* Derdap National Park (Serbia)
* Portile de Fier National Park (Romania)
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Language – Serbian
Land Area – 359.96 km²
Population – 1,700,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 381