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
Physical characteristics
  locationAnabranch of the Vistula River near Biała Góra
  coordinates53°54′43″N 18°52′47″E
Vistula Lagoon
54°16′38″N 19°15′38″E
Length62 km (39 mi)
Basin size1,130 km2 (440 sq mi)

The Nogat has its origin near the city of Biała Góra as a distributary 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.

During the interwar period, the Nogat formed the German boundary with the Free State of Danzig.

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