MdP – MAPS: Die Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete der Flüsse in Europa – ich mag diese Karte

Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete (Begriff aus der Hydrogeographie): 
Das durch Wasserscheiden begrenzte Gebiet, welches durch einen Fluss mit allen seinen Nebenflüssen entwässert wird. Es wird zwischen dem oberirdischen und dem unterirdischen Einzugsgebiet unterschieden.

Wonderful Map: 1.2 million Streams and 8,000 Catchment Areas  


click this link to get to the poster version

The HD map above shows the approximately 8,000 catchment areas of Europe’s 1.2 million streams and rivers. It’s based on the Strahler Stream Order Classification System. The higher the stream order, the thicker the line. I really like this map.

The 10 Longest Rivers in Europe are:

  1. Volga – 3,692km
  2. Danube – 2,860km
  3. Ural – 2,428km
  4. Dnieper – 2,290km
  5. Don – 1,950km
  6. Pechora – 1,809km
  7. Kama – 1,805km
  8. Northern Dvina–Vychegda – 1,774km
  9. Oka – 1,500km
  10. Belaya – 1,430km

The map was created by Robert Szucs (Reddit user Fejetlenfej),
who runs GrasshopperGeography.

MdP SERIAL – THE EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE ON US: George Friedman at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Michael’s opinion: THE EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE ON US is a MdP Serial in which international speakers or organizations are expressing their views about Germany and its role in Europe and the world.  

The first episode is a surprisingly explicit and open speech of George Friedman at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Let me point out that I’m a natural-born trans-Atlantic minded person. But I assume it’s good to know how our American friends are internally discussing their role and their strategy in the world. 

The Chicago  Council on Global Affairs is a highly renowned organization that over the decades was the host for a legion of global statesmen.  Click this link to get to their homepage.

The speaker George Friedman was the founder and CEO of Stratfor. Stratfor is a private consultancy on geopolitics and strategic forecasting. Meanwhile, his new entrepreneurial home is Geopolitical Futures ( and