Birvėta (Belarusian: Бірвета) is a river in eastern Lithuania and Belarus (Vitebsk Region). It is a right tributary of Dysna.

Birvėta
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Birvėta lowland near Kozyany, Belarus.
Location
CountriesBelarus, Lithuania
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationNear Kirkučiai village
MouthDysna
 • coordinates
55°16′55″N 26°52′17″E / 55.28194°N 26.87139°E / 55.28194; 26.87139Coordinates: 55°16′55″N 26°52′17″E / 55.28194°N 26.87139°E / 55.28194; 26.87139
Length36.4 km (22.6 mi); with Kančiogina, 68 km (42 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionDysnaDaugavaBaltic Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftMarūniškė
 • rightSvyla, Kamoya, Juodupis, Medila
WaterbodiesKančiogina

The river starts near the Kirkučiai village, Sirvėta Regional Park, Švenčionys District. It flows north passing through the Kančioginas lake. From there, it flows north and east through the Ignalina District. Up to its confluence with the Erzvėtas lake, the river is known as Kančiogina. Next again flowing east, flows through swampy areas and passes by fishing ponds. After 65 kilometres (40 mi), Birvėta crosses the Belarus–Lithuania border and forms a natural border between the Pastavy and Braslaw Districts. It empties into the Dysna at 113 kilometres (70 mi) from Dysna's estuary to the south of Kaziany. Birvėta's valley is shallow and boggy.

Tributaries: Marūniškė (left), Svyla, Kamoja, Juodupis, Medila (right).[1]

Villages near the river:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Algirdas Rainys. Birvėta. Tarybų Lietuvos enciklopedija. T. 1 (A-Grūdas). − Vilnius: Vyriausioji enciklopedijų redakcija, 1985. p. 257