The city of Minas is the capital of Lavalleja state. It is located between Minas and Carapé hills; both are branches of Cuchilla Grande, which has it highest peak 25 km from the city going by route 60, and it is bordered by Santa Lucía River.
The soil is formed by granite and slate rocks, type that gives origin to mountain ranges and seas of stones, rocky outcrops and wide rises. It has humid climate with persistent rains along the year, however it has its own microclimate, where the rises influence to give its atmosphere great purity.
It has agricultural wealth and there is algo great exploitation of minerals like dolomite, lime, marble, copper, lime stone and sandstone.
Fresh water is product of its diverse natural springs, and wood is product of its large extensions dedicated to forestation. They also play an important role in the industrial and productive sectors.
Inside the industry, the manufacturing of portland cement stands out.
Source: Lavalleja City Council