Miass

Miass

[mee-ahs; Russian myi-ahs]
noun
a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ural Mountains, W of Chelyabinsk.
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city, Chelyabinsk oblast (province), west central Russia, on the Miass River. Miass was founded in 1773 as a copper- (and later iron-) smelting centre. The modern city is important for the production of commercial vehicles and for gold mining in the vicinity. On the northern outskirts is the Ilmen Mineralogical Nature Reserve, established in 1920. Pop. (1991 est.) 169,700.

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