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Minusinsk

MINUSINSK, a town of Russia, in East Siberia, and the government of Yeniseisk, 180 m. S.S.W. of Krasnoyarsk railway station, and 5 m. from the right bank of the Yenisei, in a fertile prairie region. Pop. (1897), 10,255. It is a centre for trade with the native populations of the Sayan Mountains and northwestern Mongolia. It has an excellent natural history, ethnographical and archaeological museum (1877), with a library and a meteorological station. Coal and iron abound in the vicinity.

'This name occurs in six inscriptions of the years 211-217 found at Constantine (Cirta), North Africa (C.I.L. vol. viii.). Like the other North African fathers Tertullian, Cyprian, Arnobius and Lactantius, he was a lawyer. Some use may have been made of hetorical expressions of M. Cornelius Fronto of Cirta (d. r. A.D. 170).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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