This article is about a river. For a village, see Mingė
Minija is a river in western Lithuania and a tributary to Nemunas. It begins from small Lake Didovas, and hidrografically from lake Sydeklis, 14 km south of Telšiai. The riverlet that flows out of Sydeklis here is called Mava, in between Lake Ilgis and Lake Pluotinalis - Kliurkė and only after Lake Didovo it gets the Minija name.
It flows through Lakes Ilgis, Pluotinalis, Didovas, and Gargždai, Priekulė towns before reaching the Atmata distributary of the Nemunas delta.
In 1873 a channel, called "Vilhelmo kanalas" was built that connected Minija directly with Klaipėda port.
- Left: Pala, Alantas, Žvelsa, Agluona, Veiviržas, Tenenys
- Right: Sausdaravas, babrungas, Mišupė, Salnatas
Coordinates: 55°21′N 21°17′E / 55.350°N 21.283°E