a city in Cheliabinsk Oblast, RSFSR, administered through the Asha city soviet. The city is located in the southern Urals, on the Sim River at its confluence with the Min’iar in the Kama basin. Min’iar is a station on the Ufa-Cheliabinsk railroad line. A metal products plant operates in the city. The settlement of Min’iar arose during the second half of the 18th century and became a city in 1943.