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Mahón

(mäōn`), Catalan Maó, town (1990 pop. 24,383), capital and chief town of Minorca island, Baleares prov., Spain, in the W Mediterranean Sea. A port with an excellent natural harbor defended by two fortresses, it is also an important air and naval base. Mahón was named for the Carthaginian general Mago. It shared the history of MinorcaMinorca
, Span. Menorca, Spanish island (1991 pop. 65,109), 271 sq mi (702 km), Baleares prov., in the W Mediterranean Sea, the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Port Mahón is the chief city and port. The terrain is mostly low but has a hilly center.
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a city and port on the island of Menorca, in the Balearic Islands group (the Spanish province of Baleares); population, 16,600 (1960). Local industries are food, machine construction, and jewelry manufacturing.

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He said: "The Mahon family were very much a political dynasty of Merseyside and were well known for their commitment to public service.
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If we approach the poems as a diptych, expecting the authentic genius van Gogh to rout the impostor van Meegeren, we are sorely disappointed, as Mahon fails to draw anything like so tidy a dividing line between the two.
Mahon, 22, has already submitted an application for a new licence, which was being discussed at the BHA on Friday, and he is now anxious to make up for lost time, having added to his experience this summer working for leading French jumps trainer Guillaume Macaire.
Mahon added: "I'm thrilled to come back to the club that started my career.
Mahon said: "The really nice thing is the element of surprise.