The Łyna (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwɨna]; German: Alle (help·info); Lithuanian: Alna; Russian: Лава - Lava), is a river that begins in northern Poland's Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship and ends in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast.
|Length||264 km (164 mi)|
|Basin size||7,126 km2 (2,751 sq mi)|
|Progression||Pregolya→ Baltic Sea|
The Łyna is a tributary of the Pregolya River, and has a total length of 264 km (207 km in Poland and 57 km in Russia) and a basin area of 7,126 km² (5,298 km² in Poland). It is connected to Lake Mamry by the 18th-century Masurian Canal.
In historical terms, the river fell within the area of the medieval Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights established in the 13th century. The adjacent territory became later known as East Prussia, and then an easternmost province of Germany until 1945 when, in accordance with border changes promulgated at the Potsdam Conference, it was split between Poland and the Soviet Union.
Cities and towns founded by the Teutonic Knights along the river Łyna (Alnā) include:
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