The Šalčia (Belarusian: Шальча, romanizedShalcha) is a river in Lithuania. It originates in a region located to the east of Šalčininkai and runs for 76 km before flowing into the Merkys near Valkininkai.

Šalčia
Šalčia Šalčininkuose.JPG
Šalčia in Šalčininkai
Location
CountryLithuania and Belarus
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationŠalčininkai district
MouthMerkys
 • coordinates
54°20′44″N 24°49′57″E / 54.34556°N 24.83250°E / 54.34556; 24.83250Coordinates: 54°20′44″N 24°49′57″E / 54.34556°N 24.83250°E / 54.34556; 24.83250
Length76 km (47 mi)
Basin size749 km2 (289 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average5.72 m3/s (202 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionMerkysNemanBaltic Sea