The Jūra is a river in Lithuania and a right tributary of the Nemunas (Neman). 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
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Map with the Jūra river highlighted
Location
CountryLithuania
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationŽemaičių Highlands
MouthNeman
 • coordinates
55°02′55″N 22°08′03″E / 55.0485°N 22.1343°E / 55.0485; 22.1343Coordinates: 55°02′55″N 22°08′03″E / 55.0485°N 22.1343°E / 55.0485; 22.1343
Length177 km (110 mi)
Basin size3,994 km2 (1,542 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average41.8 m3/s (1,480 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionNemanBaltic Sea
Jūra near Pajūris

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

Tributary riversEdit

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