Minusinsk Hollow

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Minusinsk Hollow or Khakass-Minusinsk Hollow (Russian: Минусинская (Хакасско-Минусинская) котловина, Minusinskaya (Chakassko-Minusinskaya) kotlovina) is in Khakassia and Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia located among mountains of South Siberia. It is bounded on the west by Kuznetsk Alatau, and east by the Sayan Mountains. See Geography of South-Central Siberia. Elevation varies between 200–700 m, constituting a plain with sparse hillocks and cut by valleys.[1][2]

Yenisey River and its major tributaries: Abakan, Oya and Tuba flow through the valley. Major towns: Minusinsk and Abakan. The hollow has a large number of lakes, including saltwater ones. The depression is an important agricultural area; it also has coal deposits (Minusinsk Coal Basin).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Minusinsk Hollow", an article from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian)
  2. ^ "Minusinsk Hollow" (in Russian)

Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 91°41′00″E / 53.7000°N 91.6833°E / 53.7000; 91.6833