Jūra

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Jūra
Jūra (Lithuania).png
Map with the Jūra river highlighted
Country Lithuania
Basin
Main source Žemaičių Highlands
River mouth Nemunas
Basin size 3,994 km2 (1,542 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 177 km (110 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    41.8 m3/s (1,480 cu ft/s)

The Jūra is a river in western Lithuania and a right tributary of the Nemunas. It mostly follows a meandering and natural course, although two concrete dams of hydroelectric power plants prevent paddling, as do dense vegetation in its upper reaches and large stones.

The river's name comes from the Lithuanian word jūra, which means "sea". Towns on the Jūra include Tauragė, Rietavas, Kvėdarna, and Pajūris.

Jūra near Pajūris

Tributary rivers[edit]

  • left - Aitra, Lokysta, Akmena, Šunija, Šešuvis.
  • right - Letausas, Šlaunis.

Coordinates: 55°03′N 22°08′E / 55.050°N 22.133°E / 55.050; 22.133