Strėva

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Strėva
Streva.jpg
Strėva near Semeliškės
Country Lithuania
Physical characteristics
Main source 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Aukštadvaris, Trakai district municipality
River mouth Kaunas Reservoir
Length 73.6 km (45.7 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    7.5 m3/s (260 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 759 km2 (293 sq mi)

The Strėva is a river in Trakai and Kaunas district municipalities, Lithuania. In 1348, the Battle of Strėva between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights was fought on the frozen river. In 1962, the river was impounded to create the Elektrėnai Reservoir, the third-largest artificial lake in Lithuania. The Strėva flows through Elektrėnai, Žiežmariai, Semeliškės. According to a study in 2001, the Strėva was one of the cleanest rivers in the Neman basin in Lithuania.[1]

Variant forms of spelling for Strėva or in other languages: Reka Strava, Strava, Streva, Strėva.[2]

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Coordinates: 54°48′07″N 24°14′40″E / 54.801909°N 24.244355°E / 54.801909; 24.244355