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Minusinsk (mēnōsēnskˈ) [key], city (1989 pop. 73,000), S central Siberian Russia, in Krasnoyarsk Territory, in the Minusinsk basin and on the Yenisei River. Founded in 1822, it is a river port and the center of an agricultural and gold- and coal-mining basin. There is a food-processing industry.

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