Meghri

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Meghri
Մեղրի
commonty
Meghri
Meghri
Meghri is located in Armenia
Meghri
Meghri
Coordinates: 38°54′08″N 46°14′18″E / 38.90222°N 46.23833°E / 38.90222; 46.23833
Kintra  Armenie
Marz Syunik
Govrenment
 • Mayor Sergey Hayrapetyan
Aurie[1]
 • Tot 77.70 km2 (30.00 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 4,775
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +4

Meghri (Armenie: Մեղրի; Romanizit as Mehri, Mughru, Myghry, Mergi, Megry, Megri, an Mogri) is a ceety in soothren Armenie, locatit in the Syunik Province, near the border wi Iran. The ceety's economy is based on the fuid industrie, an contains a bread-bakin factory, canneries an a winery. Meghri haes a significantly milder climate than the rest o the ceeties in Armenie, an produces fruits no foond in ither pairts o the kintra. Meghri forms an urban commonty (municipality). The Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT) reportit its population wis 4,775 in 2010,[2] doun frae 4,805 at the 2001 census.[3]

A nearbi Roushie militar base hooses about 2,000 sodgers, who alang wi Armenie sodgers guard the border wi Iran. The Iran-Armenie Natural gas pipeline passes through the ceety. In early 2007, it wis reportit that the govrenments o Armenie, Roushie, an Iran are plannin tae build an ile refinery for petrol export tae Iran. This project wad be led bi Gazprom.

Meghri is the anerlie place in Armenie that produces pomegranate.

The Meghri swap proposal[eedit | eedit soorce]

A poleetical firestorm ignitit efter the Key Wast Peace Talks atween Armenie an Azerbaijan ower Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan annooncit that Armenie affered tae swap the stretch o Armenie territory that separates Nakhchivan frae the rest o Azerbaijan, cried the Meghri strip, in exchynge for offeecial Armenie sovereignty ower the Lachin corridor.[4] Opposition tae this plan eruptit in baith kintras, an Robert Kocharyan an Heydar Aliyev haed tae quickly disavou the proposal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (Armenian) "Syunik regional e-Governance System". Syunik provincial government. http://Syunik.region.am. Click on link entitled "Համայնքներ" (community) and search for the place by Armenian name.
  2. "Marzes of the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan City in Figures, 2010" (PDF). Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie (ARMSTAT). 
  3. Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, Naitional Statistical Service o the Republic o Armenie
  4. Land Swap in Nagorno-Karabakh: Much Noise Over An Unrealistic Option.Tigran Martirosyan. 14 August 2002. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.[1]

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