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Miass is a large city of regional value in the Chelyabinsk Region, Russia (from 1926). It was founded in 1773. Miass is one of the historical cities of Russia.

The city stands on River Miass at the foot of Ilmensky Mountains, 96 km southwestward from Chelyabinsk, the regional center Not far from the city there is Ilmensky Mineralogical Reserve.

The city area is 111.9 km ², whereas the general extent of roads makes 454 km. It is a railway station on the line Ufa Chelyabinsk. The available housing area is 3 488 thousand sq. m. the population of Miass is 179.800 people (as of 2010).

Architecture and Sights

The historical part of Miass has an orthogonal regular lay-out of the late 18th century. A large pond with dams divides the area into two parts. Wooden houses of the 19th early 20th centuries with balconies and wooden platbands prevail there. Most remarkable buildings are the former private mansion of the owner of goldmines Simonov and a cemeterial church built in 1889 in the pseudo-Russian style. New many-storeyed residential areas are built around the local car factory.

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