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Spain: see 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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(or Minorca), an island in the Mediterranean Sea; one of the Balearic Islands (the Spanish province of Baleares). Area, 754 sq km. Most of the island is made up of limestone plateaus (elevations to 358 m) whose ledges drop sharply to the sea. There is karst. The climate is Mediterranean, with 500-600 mm of precipitation per year. The natural vegetation consists of maquis and garigue and groves of oak and pine. Grapes, olives, citrus fruits, and almonds are grown. There is sheep raising and fishing. Menorca is popular with tourists. The chief port is Mahón.

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I LOVE it when the bustle of summer dies down and places like Menorca are at their best - peaceful and dignified.
Up for resolution is the motion submitted by INC asking that the case be dismissed for being moot and academic and the petition filed by Menorca's brother Anthony and sister-in-law Jungko.
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Phoenician, Roman, French and British fleets all controlled and left their mark on the island but now the only invaders are tourists who have been coming to enjoy Menorca's rich culture and heritage, fantastic food, wonderful wines and 300 days of sunshine every year.
The travel firm has met and pledged to work in partnership with Menorcan hoteliers and representatives from the Menorca Tourist Board.
The extra services have been introduced after increased demand from holidaymakers for Menorca's stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture beyond the main summer holiday season.
I was overcome with joy," Menorca told CBC of the IRB's findings.
Quieter than its Balearic neighbours, Menorca is well known as a family hotspot, with 134 miles of coast and more than 70 beaches and coves.
The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its April 2016 decision dismissing the bid for protection of former Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) minister Lowell Menorca and his family.