Marneuli

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Coordinates: 41°27′49″N 44°48′39″E / 41.46361°N 44.81083°E / 41.46361; 44.81083

Marneuli
მარნეული
Flag of Marneuli  მარნეული
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Official seal of Marneuli  მარნეული
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Marneuli  მარნეული is located in Georgia (country)
Marneuli  მარნეული
Marneuli
მარნეული
Coordinates: 41°29′49″N 44°48′39″E / 41.49694°N 44.81083°E / 41.49694; 44.81083
Country  Georgia (country)
Mkhare Kvemo Kartli
Rayon Marneuli
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,100

Marneuli (Georgian: მარნეული) is a small city in the Kvemo Kartli region of southern Georgia and administrative center of Marneuli District that borders neighboring Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Population[edit]

According to information of the Department of Statistics of Georgia the population of the city was 20,100 in 2006. The city is predominantly populated by Georgian Azerbaijanis (83,1%).

History[edit]

Before 1947 the town was known as Borchali. Between 1947 and 1952 the town was known as Sarvan, a name still used in some contexts.[1] Marneuli town gained the official status of 'city' (gorod) in 1964.

Today Marneuli is the site of a Georgian military air base. That base was bombed on August 8, 2008 during the War in South Ossetia (2008), reportedly leaving 4 dead (all ethnic Georgians)[2] and 5 wounded.[3]

Culture[edit]

There is one university branch (Tbilisi State University) and one university opened in 2008 (Heydar Aliyev Georgia-Azerbaijan Humanitarian University) in Marneuli.[4]

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