Minab is a city in and the capital of Minab County
Minab County
Minab County is a county in Hormozgan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Minab. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 254,304, in 50,478 families. The county is divided into four districts: the Central District, Byaban District, Tukahur District, and Senderk District. The...

, Hormozgan Province
Hormozgan Province
Hormozgan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, facing Oman. Its area is , and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas...

, Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

. At the 2006 census, its population was 76,776.

Minab is not far from Bandar Abbas
Bandar Abbas
Bandar-Abbas or Bandar-e ‘Abbās , also Romanized as Bandar ‘Abbās, Bandar ‘Abbāsī, and Bandar-e ‘Abbās; formerly known as Cambarão and Port Comorão to Portuguese traders, as Gombroon to English traders and as Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch merchants) is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on...

. It is famous for fishing (especially shrimps) and for agriculture (especiallly date palms and mangoes). It lies on the main official road connecting Bandar Abbas, the Makran and the Baluchistan Province. The population are mainly Shi'a Muslims but Sunni minority do exist, and the language they speak is Minabi (locally Minow), a dialect which is something between Bandari and Balochi
Balochi language
Balochi is a Northwestern Iranian language. It is the principal language of the Baloch of Balochistan, Pakistan, eastern Iran and southern Afghanistan. It is also spoken as a second language by some Brahui. It is designated as one of nine official languages of Pakistan.-Vowels:The Balochi vowel...

 and Persian
Persian language
Persian is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and countries which historically came under Persian influence...

. Once a week, a well known bazaar called "Panjshambe bazar" or in Minabi language "Peyshambe Bazar" (Thursday's Bazaar) attracts people from all over Hormozgan, and beyond.

In ancient times Minab had the name of Harmosia (or Harmozeia).
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