1. a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey
  2. a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
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How To Use Urmia In A Sentence

  • As Euronews reports, two dozen environmental protesters have been arrested in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province in recent days, following demonstrations sparked by the failure of Iran's Parliament to adopt measures to stem the gradual drying and disappearance of Lake Orumieh, which is known as Lake Urmia to the local Azeri population. NYT > Home Page
  • Iran850 km (on Karun River; additional service on Lake Urmia) (2006) Waterways
  • As a result of mutual hatred and competition between the Western Catholics and Protestants, in the late 19th century the same process was repeated, this time by the Anglican missionaries, and the other part of the East - Aramean "Nestorian" tribes of Hakkari (bordering Turkey and Iraq) and Urmia (Iran) to call themselves "Assyrians" - a term which was used purely geographically and only applied to the "Nestorians". American Chronicle
  • The activists contend a network of dams are diverting water from Lake Urmia, the largest lake in Iran, causing it to dry up. Human Rights Watch: Iran: Child Hanged in Public as Ahmadinejad Prepares for his General Assembly Speech
  • In 735, Tiglath-Pileser III defeated the Urartians again and annexed the region around Lake Urmia. F. The Neo-Assyrians and the Neo-Babylonians
  • In Mohammad Rasoulof's breathtaking film, Rahmat is a mysterious figure who travels between a small group of islands in Lake Urmia collecting the tears generated by the grief of their inhabitants. George Heymont: Films of Rare and Exquisite Beauty
  • Waterways: 850 km (on Karun River; additional service on Lake Urmia) (2006) Iran
  • The White Meadows was shot on and around the salt formations of Lake Urmia (the largest salt water lake on earth). George Heymont: Films of Rare and Exquisite Beauty
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