Šešupė

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Šešupė
Šešupė (Lithuania).png
Map of the Šešupė river
Country Lithuania, Poland, Russia
Basin
Main source 18 km north of Suwałki
River mouth Neman near Neman town
Basin size 6,105 km2 (2,357 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 298 km (185 mi)
Discharge

The Šešupė (About this sound pronunciation ; Polish: Szeszupa; Russian: Шешупе; German: Scheschup(p)e) is a river that flows through Poland (27 km), Lithuania (158 km), and Russia (62 km). The river flows for 51 km along the border between the Kaliningrad Oblast, an enclave of Russia, and Lithuania. The Šešupė originates near the Polish town of Szeszupka, about 10 miles from the Polish-Lithuanian border, and flows into the Nemunas near the town of Neman on the border between Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast.

Major towns and cities along the river, from the Nemunas to the source, are: Kudirkos Naumiestis, Pilviškiai, Marijampolė and Kalvarija.

There are parts of Kaliningrad and Lithuania that are on the opposite side of the river, including a small island that is mostly Russian but has an area belonging to Lithuania.

It is the fourth longest river in Lithuania.

The Šešupė river near Pilviškiai

Coordinates: 55°03′15″N 22°12′01″E / 55.05417°N 22.20028°E / 55.05417; 22.20028