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The Nogat is a 62 km long delta branch of the Vistula River and does not empty at Gdańsk Bay as the main river does.

Nogat River
Nogat river and Malbork Castle in the afternoon.jpg
Country Poland
Physical characteristics
Main source Anabranch of the Vistula River near Biała Góra
53°54′43″N 18°52′47″E / 53.91194°N 18.87972°E / 53.91194; 18.87972
River mouth Vistula Lagoon
54°16′38″N 19°15′38″E / 54.27722°N 19.26056°E / 54.27722; 19.26056Coordinates: 54°16′38″N 19°15′38″E / 54.27722°N 19.26056°E / 54.27722; 19.26056
Length 62 km (39 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 1,130 km2 (440 sq mi)

The Nogat has its origin near the city of Biała Góra as an anabranch of the Vistula River. Shortly after the river Liwa flows into the Nogat. Then the river passes Malbork and winds NE towards Elbląg (but does not reach the city). NW of Elbląg the Nogat flows into the SW part of the Vistula Lagoon.

Malbork Castle on the Nogat

During the interwar period, the Nogat formed the German boundary with the Free State of Danzig.