|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
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%).
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. 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) and 5 wounded.
There is one university branch (Tbilisi State University) and one university opened in 2008 (Heydar Aliyev Georgia-Azerbaijan Humanitarian University) in Marneuli.
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