This article is about the river. For the city in Lithuania, see
Latvia (67%), Lithuania (33%)
Baltic Sea at Ventspils, Latvia.
2 (4,600 sq mi)
346 km (215 mi) (178 km or 111 mi in Latvia)
44 m 3/s (1,600 cu ft/s)
Venta (Latvian pronunciation , Lithuanian [ˈvænta] [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.
Mouth of Venta in Ventspils
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.
Smaller tributaries include the
Avižlys, which runs for 20 kilometers and flows into the Venta River at  Akmenė district municipality, Šiauliai County, northern Lithuania.
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Coordinates: 57°23′44″N 21°32′40″E / 57.39556°N 21.54444°E