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Minas
—  Town  —
Coordinates: Coordinates: 60°00′25″N 08°45′58″E
Country Gŗakke
Province Döŗ Naan
Incorporated 1961
Population (2014)
 - Total 6,249
 - Demonym Minasge
Time zone Western European Time (UTC+00:00)
ZIP Code GK-702
Calling codes 28—702


Minas is a town and a municipality in the county of Döŗ Naan, Gŗakke 11 kilometres to the west of Norrstår. Minas is a well known balneological spa town resort. The local karst springs have been praised for their medicinal qualities for centuries. The history of the resort dates back to the 3rd century AD, when a temple was built here, thus being more than a millenium older than the city of Norrstår.

History

Geography

Minas borders Įöra to the north as well as northeast, Norrstår to the southeast, Bŗüna to the south and Kaala to the west.

Demographics

Year Population Change
1853 208
1883 571 + 174.5% + 363
1903 1094 + 91.6% + 523
1919 1,554 + 42.0% + 460
1929 1,968 + 26.6% + 414
1939 2,309 + 17.3% + 341
1949 1,812 - 21.5% - 497
1959 2,384 + 31.6% + 572
1969 5,756 + 141.4% + 3,372
1979 5,904 + 2.6% + 148
1984 5,985 + 1.4% + 81
1989 6,041 + 0.9% + 56
1994 6,093 + 0.9% + 52
1999 6,138 + 0.7% + 45
2004 6,172 + 0.6% + 34
2009 6,205 + 0.5% + 33
2014 6,249 + 0.7% + 44

Ethnic composition

Ethnic composition in Minas according to 2014 census.
Gŗaks (4 656)
  
74.5%
Jews (1 369)
  
21.9%
Others (224)
  
3.6%

Education

Due to the it's small population, Minas has only one school in it — Minas Secondary School. It was formed in 2009 when Minas Primary School and Minas High School were merged. The school has 914 students studying in it as of 2013/2014 academic year. Many students choose to study in Norrstår's schools instead as it has more opportunities of entertainment and interest education.

Notable residents

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