Salaca

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Salaca
Engelu ala.jpg
Angels' Cave, Salaca
Country Latvia, Estonia
Basin features
Main source Lake Burtnieks
42 m (138 ft)
River mouth Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea
Basin size 3,421 km2 (1,321 sq mi) (Latvia 3,239 km2 or 1,251 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 95 km (59 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    1.06 km3/a (34 m3/s; 1,190 cu ft/s)

The Salaca (Estonian: Salatsi jõgi) is a river in northern Latvia. It flows from Lake Burtnieks in Vidzeme, 90 km, to the Gulf of Riga. The river flows through three towns, Mazsalaca, Staicele and Salacgrīva. The riverbanks feature Devonian red sandstone cliffs, and many caves and rapids as well. The Salaca is one of the best salmon rivers in all of Latvia.

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Salaca at Wikimedia Commons