The Angrapa (Russian: Анграпа, Polish: Węgorapa, German: Angerapp, Lithuanian: Angrapė) is a river that begins in northeastern Poland and ends in the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. Originating in Lake Mamry, it joins the 101-km-long Instruch at a point near Chernyakhovsk – variously assessed as lying 140,[1] 169,[2] or 172 km[3] from its source – to form the Pregolya. Its largest tributaries are the 89-km-long Gołdapa, which joins just before the border, and the Pissa (98 km).

The Angrapa River in Kaliningrad Oblast
CountryPoland, Russia
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
54°38′52″N 21°47′29″E / 54.6479°N 21.7913°E / 54.6479; 21.7913Coordinates: 54°38′52″N 21°47′29″E / 54.6479°N 21.7913°E / 54.6479; 21.7913
Basin features
ProgressionPregolyaBaltic Sea

The name Angrapa is derived from the Old Prussian words anguris (eel) and apis (river). The towns of Węgorzewo (German Angerburg), Ozyorsk (Darkehmen) and Chernyakhovsk (Insterburg) as well as the village of Mayakovskoye (Nemmersdorf), are situated along the course of the Angrapa.


  1. ^ Second Assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwaters by the Economic Commission for Europe
  2. ^ Angrapa in the State Water Register of Russia
  3. ^ Hydrologia Pojezierza Mazurskiego

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