The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the name of two rivers in the Lithuanian SSR:

(1) A right tributary of the Neris of the Neman basin. The Šventoji is 249 km long and drains an area of 6,890 sq km. It rises on the Baltic Ridge, where it flows through a number of lakes. The river is fed by various sources and has an average flow rate of approximately 56 cu m per sec. Ice appears on the river from November through early April. The cities of Anikščiai, Kavarskas, and Ukmerge are on the Sventoji.

(2) A river which empties into the Baltic Sea north of Palanga. The Šventoji is 73 km long and drains an area of 472 sq km.

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