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Nogat River
Nogat river and Malbork Castle in the afternoon.jpg
Country Poland
Physical characteristics
Main source Anabranch of the Vistula River near Biała Góra
53°54′43″N 18°52′47″E / 53.91194°N 18.87972°E / 53.91194; 18.87972
River mouth Vistula Lagoon
54°16′38″N 19°15′38″E / 54.27722°N 19.26056°E / 54.27722; 19.26056Coordinates: 54°16′38″N 19°15′38″E / 54.27722°N 19.26056°E / 54.27722; 19.26056
Length 62 km (39 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 1,130 km2 (440 sq mi)

The Nogat is a 62 km long delta branch of the Vistula River and does not empty at Gdańsk Bay as the main river does.

The Nogat has its origin near the city of Biała Góra as an anabranch of the Vistula River. Shortly after the river Liwa flows into the Nogat. Than the river passes Malbork and winds NE towards Elbląg (but does not reach the city). NW of Elbląg the Nogat flows into the SW part of the Vistula Lagoon.

Malbork Castle on the Nogat

Historically the Nogat River divides East Prussia and West Prussia. During the interwar period it formed East Prussia's boundary with the Polish Corridor, from the point of the river just south of Marienwerder up to the lagoon north of Elbing.