Minija

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This article is about a river. For the village, see Minija (village).
Minija
Minija (Lithuania).png
Map highlighting Minija
Origin Lithuania, Lake Didovas
Mouth Neman River
Basin countries Lithuania
Length 202(213) km
Avg. discharge 38,7 m³/s
Basin area 2978 km²

Minija is a river in western Lithuania and a tributary to Nemunas. It begins from small Lake Didovas, and hydrographically from lake Sydeklis, 14 km south of Telšiai. The rivulet 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.

Tributary rivers[edit]

  • Left: Pala, Alantas, Žvelsa, Agluona, Veiviržas, Tenenys
  • Right: Sausdaravas, babrungas, Mišupė, Salnatas
Minija near Kintai


Coordinates: 55°21′N 21°17′E / 55.350°N 21.283°E / 55.350; 21.283