|— community —|
|• Mayor||Sergey Hayrapetyan|
|• Total||77.70 km2 (30.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 ( 160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT +4|
Meghri (Armenian: Մեղրի; also Romanized as Mehri, Mughru, Myghry, Mergi, Megry, Megri, and Mogri) is a city in southern Armenia, located in the Syunik province, near the border with Iran. The city's economy is based on the food industry, and contains a bread-baking factory, canneries and a winery. 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. Meghri forms an urban community (municipality). The National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT) reported its population was 4,775 in 2010,2 down from 4,805 at the 2001 census.3
A nearby Russian military base houses about 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.
Meghri is the only place in Armenia that produces pomegranate.
- (Armenian) "Syunik regional e-Governance System". Syunik provincial government. Click on link entitled "Համայնքներ" (community) and search for the place by Armenian name.
- "Marzes of the Republic of Armenia and Yerevan City in Figures, 2010". National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (ARMSTAT).
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
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