The Venta river in Kuldīga
|Country||Latvia (67%), Lithuania (33%)|
|Main source||near Užventis, Lithuania|
|River mouth||Baltic Sea at Ventspils, Latvia.|
|Length||346 km (215 mi) (178 km or 111 mi in Latvia)|
|Basin size||11,800 km2 (4,600 sq mi)|
The Venta (Latvian pronunciation [ˈvænta], Lithuanian [venˈta] ( listen), German: Windau, Polish: Windawa, Livonian Vǟnta joug) is a river in north-western Lithuania and western Latvia. Its source is near Kuršėnai in the Lithuanian Šiauliai County. It flows into the Baltic Sea at Ventspils in Latvia.
Towns along the Venta include Mažeikiai (Lithuania), Kuldīga and Ventspils (Latvia). It has only one tributary longer than 100 km, the Abava. Other major tributaries include the Virvyčia (99.7 km) and the Varduva (96 km), which flows into the Venta at the Lithuanian-Latvian border.
- "LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS UPIŲ IR TVENKINIŲ KLASIFIKATORIUS (Republic of Lithuania- River and Pond Classifications)" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Ministry of Environment (Lithuania). Retrieved 2011-11-03.
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