Venta River

Venta River

Infobox River | river_name = Venta

caption = Venta River in Lithuania
origin = Lithuania
mouth = Baltic Sea
basin_countries = Latvia (67%), Lithuania (33%)
length = 346 km (178 km in Latvia)
elevation =
discharge = 44 m³/s
watershed = 11,800 km²

Venta River (pronunciation|Venta.ogg, _de. Windau, _pl. Windawa) is a river in north-western Lithuania and western Latvia. Its source is near Kuršėnai in the Lithuanian Šiauliai County. It flows into the Baltic Sea at Ventspils in Latvia.

Cities along the Venta include Mažeikiai (Lithuania), Kuldīga and Ventspils (Latvia). It has only one Abava tributary longer than 100 km. Tributary Virvyčia at 99,7 km is just shy from 100 km mark. Another tributary Varduva is 96 km long and flows into Venta at the Lithuanian-Latvian border.

See also

* Ventas rumba

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