city, southeastern Uruguay, on the Santa Lucia River. Founded in 1783, the city was named for the surrounding mines. In the second half of the 20th century Minas became increasingly attractive to tourists, since it is only 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Montevideo and offers hills and forests, both unusual in Uruguay. Its bottled mineral waters long have been distributed throughout the country. Neighbouring mines and quarries (yielding granite, iron ore, and marble), administration, trade, and some industry provide the city's principal occupations. There is a television station in Minas. It is connected to Montevideo by the Pan-American Highway, a national railroad, and air services. Pop. (2004) 37,925.

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