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General information regarding Minorca.


Despite its reputation as a holiday destination, Minorca remains to be one of the most unspoilt Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean.

Situated off the east coast of Spain, Minorca is the second largest of the Balearic Islands, after Majorca. For further information , Visit Majorca.


Other major Balearic Islands include Formentera and of course the famous party island of Ibiza. Nearby Attractions.


The capital of the Balearic Islands is the city of Palma which is located in Majorca (Palma de Mallorca). For further information , Visit Palma.


With an estimated population of just under 90,000 inhabitants, Minorca attracts tourists who desire a warm Mediterranean climate and a less chaotic holiday. The island does not get too overcrowded and a lot of its landscape has remained untouched because it is controlled by the local population who want to preserve Minorca’s natural beauty.


Mahon is the capital city of Minorca and is an important commercial and industrial centre of Minorca. Located in the eastern part of the island, Mahon has one of the deepest natural points in the world. Due to the wealth generated by tourism the historical capital of Mahon was renovated towards the end of the 20th Century and is now famous for its architecture, fairs, festivals and fiestas.


The charming town of Ciutadella houses some of the most significant religious buildings in Minorca. Most of the monuments date back from the 18th Century, with the most important Gothic building being the Minorca Cathedral. The historical town of Ciutadella is a must visit for anyone wishing to discover Minorca’s past.

The island of Minorca houses many holiday resorts, which offer modern facilities and tranquil atmospheres. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear and the beaches are untouched which is perfect for those that want to sunbathe and swim. With Minorca’s deep culture and history, as well as its natural landscapes with breathtaking views, the island city is easily one of the top destinations in the Mediterranean.

CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityBalearic Islands
CapitalMahon / Mao
Municipalities8
AreaLand area: 694.39km²
Coastline:216 km.
Population88,434 (2006)
Density127.4 /km²
Time zoneUTC+2(+3DT)