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Minorca

(mĭnôr`kə), 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 IslandsBalearic Islands
, Span. Baleares , archipelago, off Spain, in the W Mediterranean, forming Baleares prov. (1990 pop. 767,918) of Spain; also an autonomous region since 1983. Palma is the capital. The chief islands are Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza.
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. Port MahónMahón
, 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.
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 is the chief city and port. The terrain is mostly low but has a hilly center. Cereals, wine, olive oil, and flax are the chief products. Much of the agriculture is irrigated. Lobster fishing, the export of livestock, and local light industries add to the economy. Tourism is also important. A great number of megalithic monuments exist on the island. Minorca shared the history of the other Balearic Islands until 1708, when it was occupied by the English during the War of the Spanish Succession. England retained it until the Seven Years War, when it was seized by the French. The Treaty of Paris (1763) restored Minorca to Britain, but the French and Spanish again seized it (1782) in the American Revolution. In 1798, in the French Revolutionary Wars, England regained control; the Peace of Amiens (1802) awarded Minorca to Spain. The island still has a somewhat British flavor.

Minorca

 

a breed of domestic fowl raised for eggs. It was developed on the Spanish island of Minorca. The egg yield is 150–180 eggs, with each egg weighing 60–65 g. Minorcas are raised in Mediterranean countries. In the USSR they are raised by private individuals.

Minorca

1. an island in the W Mediterranean, northeast of Majorca: the second largest of the Balearic Islands. Chief town: Mah?n. Pop.: 78 796 (2002 est.). Area: 702 sq. km (271 sq. miles)
2. a breed of light domestic fowl with glossy white, black, or blue plumage
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The facades of rose and dusty yellow stone, and the narrow streets running past them, have barely changed since 1722, the year British occupiers took the title of capital away from this town on the Mediterranean island of Minorca and handed it to the port city of Mahon.
Six times the size of today's wild European rabbit, the hefty extinct species outweighed not only all known rabbits, but all species in the broader group of rabbits, hares and pikas, say paleontologist Josep Quintana Cardona of Minorca and his colleagues.
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A massive bunny that lived three to five million years ago on the Spanish island of Minorca was so hefty that it had lost the ability to hop and had no enemies, according to a new study.
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When Admiral John Byng lost the island of Minorca to the French in 1756, he was shot by six Royal Marines as he knelt on the quarterdeck of HMS Monarch.
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In the winners' wake into the Catalan Capital Kito de Pavant and his crew are joined on the podium by the consistent Michel Desjoyeaux on Foncia, the double VendE[umlaut]e Globe winner taking second for the second time, and by the winners of Leg 1, from Istanbul to Nice, Guillermo Altadil and the crew of Estrella Damm-1876 who had to settle for third into their home city after this shortest leg of the race, 420 miles from Nice, leaving Minorca to port.