2,016 km2 (778 sq mi)
(980 km2 in Lithuania; 1036 km2 in Latvia)
103 km (64 mi)
(56 km in Lithuania; 47 km in Latvia)
11.1 m3/s (390 cu ft/s)
Bārta (in Latvian), also named Bartuva (in Lithuanian), is a river in western Lithuania and Latvia. It originates in the Plungė district, 3 km to north of Lake Plateliai. The Bārta flows in a northwesterly direction, passing through the Skuodas district and the city of Skuodas, before entering Latvia. The Bārta flows into Liepāja lake, which is connected with the Baltic Sea. In its upper courses the valley formed by the Bārta is deep and narrow, while in its lower courses it is much wider.