Definitions for urmiaˈʊər mi ə
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Ur•mi•aˈʊər mi ə(n.)
Lake, a salt lake in NW Iran. ab. 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
A saltwater lake in northwestern Iran near Turkey. Second largest saltwater lake on earth.
City in northwestern Iran on the shore of the lake of the same name. Capital of West Azerbaijan province.
Urmia variously transliterated as Oroumiyeh, Orūmīyeh and Urūmiyeh, also formerly known as Rezaeyeh, Rezā’īyeh, Rezâiyye is a city in and the capital of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 1,265,721 with 700,000 households. The city lies at an altitude of 1,330 m above sea level on the Shahar Chay river. Urmia is the 10th most populated city in Iran. The population is mainly Azeri, with Kurdish, Assyrian Christian, and Armenian minorities. Urmia is situated on a fertile plain called Urmia Plain, on western side of Lake Urmia; and eastern side of Turkish border and marginal range of mountains. Urmia is the trade center for a fertile agricultural region where fruit and tobacco are grown. An important town by the 9th century, Urmia was seized by the Seljuk Turks, and later occupied a number of times by the Ottoman Turks. Urmia was the seat of the first U.S. Christian mission in Iran. Around AD 1900, Christians made up more than 40% of the city's population, however, most of the Christians fled in 1918 as a result of Ottomans' massacres against Assyrians and Armenians.According to another source, around 1900, 40% of the population of the region was Christian and the city itself had an Assyrian population of 600 or 7,500 by another estimate.
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