The Venta (Latvian pronunciation [ˈvænta], Lithuanian [venˈta] (listen), German: Windau, Polish: Windawa, Livonian Vǟnta joug) is a river in north-western Lithuania and western Latvia. Its source is near Kuršėnai in the Lithuanian Šiauliai County. It flows into the Baltic Sea at Ventspils in Latvia.
The Venta river in Kuldīga
|Country||Latvia (67%), Lithuania (33%)|
|• location||near Užventis, Lithuania|
|Baltic Sea at Ventspils, Latvia.|
|Length||346 km (215 mi) (178 km or 111 mi in Latvia)|
|Basin size||11,800 km2 (4,600 sq mi)|
|• average||44 m3/s (1,600 cu ft/s)|
Venta has the widest waterfall in Europe — Venta Rapid.
- "LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS UPIŲ IR TVENKINIŲ KLASIFIKATORIUS (Republic of Lithuania- River and Pond Classifications)" (PDF) (in Lithuanian). Ministry of Environment (Lithuania). Retrieved 2011-11-03.
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