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Meghri

Meghri
Մեղրի
community
Meghri
Meghri
Meghri is located in Armenia
Meghri
Coordinates:
Country  Armenia
Marz Syunik
Founded 17th century
Government
 • Mayor Sergey Hayrapetyan
Area
 • Total 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 4,580
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +4
Population:[1]

Meghri (Armenian: Մեղրի) is a town in southern Armenia, located in the Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. The town's economy is based on the food industry, and contains a bread-baking factory, canneries and a winery. Meghri is the only location in Armenia that produces pomegranate. Meghri has a significantly milder climate than the rest of the cities in Armenia, and produces fruits not found in other parts of the country. As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 4,580, down from 4,805 reported at the 2001 census.

A nearby Russian military base houses around 2,000 soldiers, who along with Armenian soldiers guard the border with Iran. The Iran-Armenia Natural Gas Pipeline passes through the city. In early 2007, it was reported that the governments of Armenia, Russia, and Iran are planning to build an oil refinery for gasoline export to Iran. This project would be led by Gazprom.

Contents

  • Nature 1
  • Gallery 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Nature

Vicinity of the town are designated as Prime Butterfly Area,[2] having number of rare and endangered species of butterflies, such as Gegenes nostradamus, Papilio alexanor, Cupido argiades, Polyommatus damonides, and others.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Syunik
  2. ^ Butterfly Conservation Armenia http://www.butterfly-conservation-armenia.org/meghri.html

External links

  • Meghri news


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