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Angels' Cave, Salaca
CountryLatvia, Estonia
Physical characteristics
 - locationLake Burtnieks
 - elevation42 m (138 ft)
River mouth 
 - locationGulf of Riga, Baltic Sea
Length95 km (59 mi)
 - average1.06 km3/a (34 m3/s; 1,190 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size3,421 km2 (1,321 sq mi) (Latvia 3,239 km2 or 1,251 sq mi)

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.


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Salaca at Wikimedia Commons