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The Daugava or Western Dvina (Russian: За́падная Двина́, Belarusan: Дзьвіна́, Latvian: Daugava, German: DŁna, Polish Dźwina) is a river rising in the Valdai Hills flowing through Russia and Belarus, to drain into the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea at Riga, Latvia. The total length of the river is 1,020 km (633.7 mi.).

It is connected by canal with the Berezina and Dnepr rivers.

It is not to be confused with Northern Dvina.

Cities by Western Dvina/Daugava

Main tributaries of Western Dvina/Daugava

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Dvina - Search Results - MSN Encarta (77 words)
Dvina (German D√ľna), name of two rivers, eastern and northeastern Europe.
Daugava, also Western Severnaya Dvina (Russian Zapadnaya Severnaya Dvina), river in northeastern Europe, which rises in the Valday Hills in...
- river in northeastern Europe, comprising the Northern Dvina and the Western Dvina.
Latvia: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library (2743 words)
Latvia falls into four historic regions: North of the Western Dvina (Daugava) River are Vidzeme and Latgale, which were parts of Livonia ; south of the Dvina are Kurzeme and Zemgale, which belonged to the former duchy of Courland.
Latvia is largely a fertile lowland, drained by the Western Dvina, the Venta, the Gauja, and the Lielupe.
DVINA, river, Russia, Belarus, and Latvia or Western Dvina, Ger.
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