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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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In Es Migjorn Gran we met my friend Baruc Corazon, a fashion designer from Madrid, who has been coming to Minorca since childhood.
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His orders were to prevent the French in Toulon from capturing the British stronghold of Fort St Philip on the island of Minorca, and to this end he was to carry a detachment of 700 men from the Gibraltar garrison to Port Mahon.
Holiday hotspots: First Choice holiday company has predicted that firm Spanish favourites Majorca, Ibiza and Minorca will remain the top short-haul summer destinations in summer 2007 while France and the Spanish regions of the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol are likely to be the top short-haul winter destinations.
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