- Venta River
Infobox River | river_name = Venta
caption = Venta River in Lithuania
origin = Lithuania
basin_countries = Latvia (67%), Lithuania (33%)
length = 346 km (178 km in Latvia)
discharge = 44 m³/s
watershed = 11,800 km²
Venta River (pronunciation|Venta.ogg, _de. Windau, _pl. Windawa) is a
riverin north-western Lithuaniaand western Latvia. Its source is near Kuršėnaiin the Lithuanian Šiauliai County. It flows into the Baltic Seaat Ventspilsin Latvia.
Cities along the Venta include
Mažeikiai(Lithuania), Kuldīgaand Ventspils(Latvia). It has only one Abavatributary longer than 100 km. Tributary Virvyčiaat 99,7 km is just shy from 100 km mark. Another tributary Varduvais 96 km long and flows into Venta at the Lithuanian-Latvian border.
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