Minab has 1616km. distance from Tehran. Northern and eastern parts of this city is mountainous and central and western parts are plain. The climate of this city is warm and humid. Agricultural lands, gardens and orchards are irrigated by Minab river.Minab’s history is mixed with the history of ancient Hormoz city. Some historians, attribute the foundation of old Hormoz to Sassanide Ardeshir Babakan. In the year 1000 AD., one of the Sheikhs of Omman called Mohammad, conquered Hormoz port by making use of dissatisfaction of people from the ruler of that time.
In 1300 AD., a group of Mongol variors attacked this city. The Emir (governor) of Hormoz accompanying with the residents migrated to Present Hormoz island.
In the years 1793-1804 AD., Sultan of Omman (Sultan Ebn-e-Ahmad), imposed his sovereignty over Gouvater. He took precaution against facing with Iran, but tried to take the control of Bandar Abbas and Minab in his hands. At this time, Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar, due to internal clashes, has no opportunity to strengthening his power over the south of Iran, so the sovereignty of Qeshm and Hormoz was put under the care of Omman ruler. In 1852, a treaty was concluded according to which, Iranian lands, coasts and islands as well as Minab city were returned to Iran.
Present Minab is a developed and thriving city susceptible for agricultural activities in the province. Hezareh (Bimono) castle is the most important historical monument of this city.


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