Minos Korva was a Federation planet, located four light years from the Cardassian border and eleven from the McAllister C-5 Nebula. It was part of disputed territory between the Federation and the Cardassians since the Federation-Cardassian War of the mid-24th century. It had a population of two million colonists.
In 2369, Starfleet created contingency plans that placed the USS Enterprise-D, at that time temporarily commanded by Captain Edward Jellico, in the vicinity of Minos Korva for an expected surprise invasion by the Cardassians. The invasion was avoided because the Enterprise detected a Cardassian fleet hiding in the McAllister Nebula. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II")