Neman River

Neman River
Lithuanian Nemunas Belarusian Nyoman

River, central Europe.

Rising in Belarus, south of Minsk, it flows west into Lithuania and between Lithuania and Kaliningrad province, Russia, to empty into the Baltic Sea. It is 582 mi (937 km) long and navigable for most of its length. It was known as the Memel River in the former eastern Prussia and as the Russ 22 mi (35 km) from its mouth. It was the scene of many battles between Russian and German forces in World War I.

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Lithuanian  Nemunas , German  Memel , or  Njemen , Polish  Niemen 

      river in Belarus and Lithuania. The Neman River is 582 miles (937 km) long and drains about 38,000 square miles (98,000 square km). It rises near Minsk in the Minsk Upland and flows west through a broad, swampy basin; it then turns north into Lithuania, cutting through terminal moraines in a narrow, sinuous valley. Near Kaunas, where there is a hydroelectric plant, it turns west and crosses another marshy basin to enter the Kurisches Gulf of the Baltic Sea south of Klaipeda (Memel; hence the river's German name). Navigation on the river is possible for 416 miles (670 km) to Belitsa; much timber is rafted.

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