It is the lowest point of Armenia, with the height of 300m. Thanks to the pleasant subtropical climate, the town boasts for its delicious fruits such as pomegranate, persimmons and figs.

Amongst the remarkable places of interest belong the fortress of Meghri (11thcentury), the Holy Virgin Monastery (17th century), the Saint Sarkis Church (17th century), and also the ethnographic museum dating from the 18th -20th C.

The town is of great significance for trade development between Iran and Armenia. The Iran-Armenia gas pipeline, opened in March 2007 runs through Meghri.