Misa (river in Latvia)

The Misa is a river, 108 kilometres long, in Semigallia, Latvia.[1] Its upper course till tributary Zvirgzde river is rectificated. There are active peat extraction sites and polders on the banks of the river from the village of Stelpe to Beibeži. From the Zvirgzde river to the village of Plakanciems there are several summer cottage colonies on the wooded banks of the Misa. From below Plakanciems to the Misa's confluence with the Iecava near Ozolnieki, the land either side of the river has a relatively high population density.

Misas ieteka Iecavā.JPG
Misa River (right) meets with Iecava river
Country Latvia
Physical characteristics
 • locationValle parish, Vecumnieki municipality
 • elevation0.4 m (1 ft 4 in)
 • location
Ozolnieki municipality
 • coordinates
56°42′12″N 23°46′56″E / 56.7032°N 23.7822°E / 56.7032; 23.7822Coordinates: 56°42′12″N 23°46′56″E / 56.7032°N 23.7822°E / 56.7032; 23.7822
Length108 km (67 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionIecavaLielupeBaltic Sea
 • rightCena

The biggest settlements near the river are: Stelpe, Beibeži, Dzērumi, Plakanciems, Pēternieki, Dalbe and Ozolnieki.


Tributary Bank Distance (km)
Miļļupīte Left 11
Skujupīte Left
Medaine Left
Vārnupe Right 17
Taļķe Right 34
Zvirgzde Right 30
Vīksniņa Right 14
Olaine Right 13
Cena Right 15


  1. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)

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