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The Jūra is a river in western Lithuania and a right tributary of the Nemunas. It mostly follows a meandering and natural course, although two concrete dams of hydroelectric power plants prevent paddling, as do dense vegetation in its upper reaches and large stones.

Jūra
Jūra (Lithuania).png
Map with the Jūra river highlighted
Location
CountryLithuania
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationŽemaičių Highlands
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Nemunas
Length177 km (110 mi)
Basin size3,994 km2 (1,542 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average41.8 m3/s (1,480 cu ft/s)

The river's name comes from the Lithuanian word jūra, which means "sea". Towns on the Jūra include Tauragė, Rietavas, Kvėdarna, and Pajūris.

Jūra near Pajūris

Tributary riversEdit

  • left - Aitra, Lokysta, Akmena, Šunija, Šešuvis.
  • right - Letausas, Šlaunis.

Coordinates: 55°03′N 22°08′E / 55.050°N 22.133°E / 55.050; 22.133