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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
Physical characteristics
 - locationAnabranch of the Vistula River near Biała Góra
 - coordinates53°54′43″N 18°52′47″E / 53.91194°N 18.87972°E / 53.91194; 18.87972
 - location
Vistula Lagoon
 - coordinates
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
Length62 km (39 mi)
Basin size1,130 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.