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Spring in Vilnius, view of Vilnia rivier.

The Vilnia (also Vilnelė) is a river in Lithuania. Its source is near the village of Vindžiūnai, 5 km south of Šumskas, at the Lithuanian-Belarusian border. The Vilnia is 79.6 km long [1] and its basin covers 624 sq. km. For 13 km its flow makes the Belarus-Lithuania border, and the remaining 69 km are in the Neris River at Vilnius. Eventually, its waters, via the Neris's drainage into the Neman River, flow into the Baltic Sea. Its confluence with the Neris lies within the city of Vilnius, and the river was named the source of the city.

Springs along its length contribute to its flow. A series of wells accessing the river's groundwaters, drilled in the early 20th century. The word of the river derives from the Lithuanian language word vilnis ("a surge") or vilnyti ("to surge")./ wiki

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