Urmia

Urmia

[oor-mee-uh]
noun
a salt lake in NW Iran. About 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km).
Also called Lake Urumiyeh.
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Urmia or Persian Orumiyeh (ˈɜːmɪə, ɒˈruːmiːjə)
 
n
Lake Urmia a shallow lake in NW Iran, at an altitude of 1300 m (4250 ft): the largest lake in Iran, varying in area from 4000--6000 sq km (1500--2300 sq miles) between autumn and spring
 
Orumiyeh or Persian Orumiyeh
 
n

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urmia

city, extreme northwestern Iran. It lies just west of Lake Urmia on a large fertile plain that yields grains, fruits, tobacco, and other crops. The population is mainly Azeri Turkish, with Kurdish, Assyrian Christian, and Armenian minorities. The remains of ancient settlements are scattered over the plain, as are traces of the ancient kingdom of Urartu.

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