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Menorca
Flag of Minorca
Location of Minorca
Capital Maó
Official languages Catalan & Spanish
Area
 -  Total 694.39 km² 
 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) none
Population
 -  2006 estimate 88,434 
Currency Euro ()
Time zone CET
This is a taula from the site of Talatì de Dalt about 4km west of Maó
This is a taula from the site of Talatì de Dalt about 4km west of Maó

Minorca (Menorca both in Catalan and Spanish; from Latin Balearis Minor, later Minorica "minor island") is one of the Balearic Islands (Illes Balears Catalan official name, Islas Baleares in Spanish) located in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to Spain. It takes its name from being smaller than nearby island of Majorca. Minorca has a population of approximately 88,000. It is located around 39°47' to 40°00'N, 3°52' to 4°24'E. Its highest point, called Monte Toro, is 358 m/1174 ft above sea level. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... The Irish surname MacMahon is not related. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 1 km² (100 hectares) and 10 km² (1000 hectares). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... A percentage is a way of expressing a proportion, a ratio or a fraction as a whole number, by using 100 as the denominator. ... “EUR” redirects here. ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 412 KB) Summary This is a taula from the archaeological site Talatì de Dalt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 412 KB) Summary This is a taula from the archaeological site Talatì de Dalt. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official language(s) Spanish and Catalan Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 17th  4,992 km²  1. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Location Location of Mallorca in Balearic Islands Coordinates : 39° 30’N , 3°0E Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) - summer: CEST (UTC+2) General information Native name Mallorca (Catalan) Spanish name Mallorca Postal code 07001-07691 Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Illes Balears) Website http://www. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...

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Cales Coves of Minorca. Note the hand hewn entrances to the caves
Cales Coves of Minorca. Note the hand hewn entrances to the caves

The island is known for it large collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules, and talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 431 KB) Summary A photo I took of Cales Coves in 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 431 KB) Summary A photo I took of Cales Coves in 2004. ... Development of the European Megalithic Culture The European Megalithic Culture was a prehistoric (and preliterate) civilisation based primarily in Western Europe, that has left a legacy of large stone monuments, or megaliths, scattered widely across the continent. ... A naveta is a megalithic chamber tomb unique to the Balearic island of Minorca. ... This is a taula from the site of Talatì de Dalt about 40km west of Maó. A taula is a T-shaped stone monument found on the Balearic island of Minorca. ... TALAIOT Megalithic prehistoric structures found in the Balearic islands. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ...


The end of the Punic wars saw an increase in piracy in the western Mediterranean. The Roman occupation of Hispania had meant a growth of maritime trade between the Iberian and Italian peninsulas. Pirates took advantage of the strategic location of the Balearic Islands to raid Roman commerce, using both Minorca and Majorca as bases. In reaction to this, the Romans sent an army to the islands in order to put an end to such activities. By 121 BC both islands were fully under Roman control, later being incorporated into the province of Hispania Citerior. In 13 BC Caesar Augustus reorganized the provincial system and the Balearic Islands became part of the Tarraconensis imperial province. The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage. ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus Roman provinces on the eve of the assassination of Julius Caesar, c. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iberian Peninsula. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... Satellite view of the Peninsula in spring The Italian Peninsula or Apennine Peninsula (Italian: Penisola italiana or Penisola appenninica) is one of the greatest peninsulas of Europe, spanning 1,000 km from the Alps in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south. ... During the Roman Republic, Hispania Citerior was a region of Hispania roughly located in the northeastern coast and in the Ebro valley of modern Spain. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC - 10s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s Years: 18 BC 17 BC 16 BC 15 BC 14 BC 13 BC 12 BC 11 BC 10 BC 9 BC 8 BC... The famous statue of Octavian at the Prima Porta Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC–19 August AD 14), known to modern historians as Octavian for the period of his life prior to 27 BC, is considered the first and one of the most... Roman Imperial province of Hispania Tarraconensis, 120 AD Hispania Tarraconensis was a Roman province in what is known today as modern Spain. ...


The Letter on the Conversion of the Jews by a fifth century bishop named Severus tells of the conversion of the island's Jewish community in AD 418. Vandals conquered it on the 5th century. Following the Moorish conquest of peninsular Spain, Minorca was annexed to the Caliphate of Córdoba in 903 and given the Arabicized name of Manûrqa. In 1231, after Christian forces reconquered Majorca, Minorca became an independent Islamic state, albeit one tributary to King James I of Aragon. The island was ruled first by Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi (12341282), and following his death by his son, Abû 'Umar ibn Sa'îd (1282–1287). An Aragonese invasion, led by Alfonso III came on January 17, 1287, now celebrated as Minorca's national day. Most of the Muslim inhabitants of the island were enslaved and sold in the slave markets of Ibiza, Valencia and Barcelona. Until 1344 the island was part of the Kingdom of Majorca, also an Aragonese vassal state, which was itself annexed to Aragon, and subsequently to the unified kingdom of Spain. During the 16th century, Turkish naval attacks destroyed Maó, and the then capital, Ciutadella. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about a title... Religious conversion is the adoption of a new religious identity, or a change from one religious identity to another. ... 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Manûrqa (Arabic: منورقة) was the Arabicized name given to the island of Minorca by the muslims from its annexation to the Caliphate of Cordoba by Isâm al-Khawlânî in 903 until the rule of the last muslim raîs, Abû Umar ibn Saîd in 1287. ... James I of Aragon. ... Abû ‘Uthman Sa’îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi (30 December 1204- 9 January 1282) was the first Ra’îs of Manûrqa (modern Minorca) (1234-1287). ... // Supposedly Mali begins revolt against oppressors. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Abû ‘Umar ibn Sa’îd, (died c. ... Construction of the Uppsala Cathedral began in 1287. ... Alfons or Alfonso III of Aragon (1265 – June 18, 1291, also Alfons II of Barcelona), surnamed the Liberal, was the king of Aragon and count of Barcelona from 1285 to 1291. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to Spain. ... Location Coordinates : 39°29′ N 0°22′ W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name València (Catalan) Spanish name Valencia Founded 137 BC Postal code 46000-46080 Website http://www. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Events English king Edward III introduces three new gold coins, the florin. ... Majorca Kings Palace at Perpinyà The Kingdom of Majorca (also Kingdom of Mallorca) was created by James I of Aragon (Jaume I, The Conqueror) as a vassal kingdom of the Kingdom of Aragon. ... 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Captured by the British navy in 1708 during the War of the Spanish Succession, Minorca became a British possession. This period saw the island's capital moved to Maó, and a naval base established in that town's harbor. During the Seven Years' War, however, the failure of a British naval squadron to lift a French siege of Minorca on May 20, 1756 later led to the court-martial and execution of Admiral John Byng. This naval engagement, the Battle of Minorca, represented the outbreak of the Seven Years' War in the European theatre. Despite this defeat, British resistance persisted at Maó, but the garrison was forced to capitulate under honourable terms, including free passage back to Britain, on June 29 of that same year. The Treaty of Paris (1763), however, saw British rule restored, since Britain and its allies largely prevailed in the war. During the American Revolutionary War, the British were defeated for a second time, in this instance by a combination of French and Spanish forces, which captured the island on February 5, 1782. Minorca was recovered by the British once again in 1798, during the French Revolutionary Wars, but it was finally and permanently ceded to Spain by the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. The British influence can still be seen in local architecture with elements such as sash windows. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J... Combatants Habsburg Empire, England (1701-1706) Great Britain (1707-1714),[1] Dutch Republic, Kingdom of Portugal, Crown of Aragon, Others[2] Kingdom of France, Kingdom of Spain, Electorate of Bavaria, Hungarian Rebels Others[3] Commanders Eugene of Savoy, Margrave of Baden, Count Starhemberg, Duke of Marlborough, Marquis de Ruvigny, Count... Modern Naval Tactics It is tempting to regard modern naval combat as the purest expression of tactics. ... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain Electorate of Hanover Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and Sicily Kingdom of Sardinia The Seven Years... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A court-martial (plural courts-martial) is a military court that determines punishments for members of the military subject to military law. ... Portrait of John Byng by Thomas Hudson, 1749 John Byng (October 29, 1704 – March 14, 1757) was a British Admiral who was court-martialled and executed for failing to do his utmost during the Battle of Minorca, at the beginning of the Seven Years War. ... The naval Battle of Minorca took place on May 20, 1756, at the opening of the Seven Years War in the European theatre, shortly after the Kingdom of Great Britain had declared war on the House of Bourbon, off the Mediterranean island of Minorca between British and French squadrons. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, or the Treaty of 1763, was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. ... Combatants United States France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida Tuscarora Polish volunteers Quebec volunteers Prussian volunteers Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben King George III Sir... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Great Britain Austria Prussia Spain[1] Russia Sardinia Ottoman Empire Portugal Dutch Republic[2] France The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states. ... The Treaty of Amiens was signed on March 25, 1802 (Germinal 4, year X in the French Revolutionary Calendar) by Joseph Bonaparte and the Marquis Cornwallis as a Definitive Treaty of Peace between France and the United Kingdom. ... --69. ... Section of the dome of Florence Cathedral. ...

Minorcan countryside
Cala Galdana

During the Spanish Civil War, Minorca stayed loyal to the Republican Spanish government, while the rest of the Balearic Islands supported the Nationalists. It did not see combat, except for aerial bombing by the Italians of Corpo Truppe Volontarie air force. Many Minorcans were also killed when taking part in a failed invasion of Majorca. After the Nationalist victory in 1939, the British navy assisted in a peaceful transfer of power in Minorca and the evacuation of some political refugees. Image File history File links Minorcancountryside. ... Image File history File links Minorcancountryside. ... Image File history File links Cala-galdana. ... Image File history File links Cala-galdana. ... It has been suggested that Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War be merged into this article or section. ... The Corpo Truppe Volontarie (Division of Volunteer Troops) was an Italian expeditionary force which was sent to Spain to support Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In October 1993, Minorca was designated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A biosphere reserve is an international conservation designation given by UNESCO under its Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB). ...


In July 2005, the island's application to become the 25th member of the International Island Games Association was approved. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organization the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several islands. ...


Language

Most locals are bilingual in Spanish and the dialect of Catalan called Menorquí. Between Menorquí and Catalan proper, as with most Balearic dialects, the most distinctive difference is the different word used for the article "the", where Menorquí uses "es" for masculine and "sa" for feminine, Catalan uses "el" and "la", a form which was historically used along the Costa Brava of Catalonia, from where the islands were repopulated after being conquered from the Moors. Menorquí also has a few English loan words dating back to the British occupation such as "grevi", "xumaquer", "boinder" or "xoc" taken from "gravy", "shoemaker", "bow window" and "chalk", respectively. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the languages speakers. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of... Balearic is the Catalan variant spoken in the Balearic Islands (Spanish las Islas Baleares), Spain. ... Lloret de Mar, the largest resort in the Costa Brava The Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, Spain, in the comarques of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and La Selva, in the province of Girona. ... Anthem: Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Catalan,Spanish and Aranese. ... The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the western Mediterranean and western Sahara, including: al-Maghrib (the coastal and mountain lands of present day Morocco and Algeria, and Tunisia although Tunisia often is separately called Ifriqiya after the former Roman province of Africa); al-Andalus (the former Islamic sovereign... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A loanword (or a borrowing) is a word taken in by one language from another. ...


Food and drink

Lingering British influence is seen in the Minorcans' taste for gin, which during the local festes (holidays dedicated to a town's patron saint), the islanders mix with bitter lemon to make the popular Pomada. Also famous is Formatge de Maó, a cheese typical of the island. Gin and tonic. ... Saint Quentin is the patron saint of locksmiths and is also invoked against coughs and sneezes. ...


Municipalities

The major towns are Maó and Ciutadella. The island is administratively divided into these municipalities: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Irish surname MacMahon is not related. ... Ciudadella, Minorca Ciutadella (Spanish: Ciudadela) is town on the western side of Minorca. ...

Location of Alaior in Menorca Alaior (officially, and previously in Castillian, Alayor) is a municipality on the island of Menorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. ... Ciudadella, Minorca Ciutadella (Spanish: Ciudadela) is town on the western side of Minorca. ... Es Castell (Spanish Villacarlos) is a small municipality in eastern Minorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Mercadal is a large municipality in northern Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Bay of Fornells Watch Tower of Fornells Fornells is a little village located in a bay in the north of the Balearic island of Minorca, Spain. ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ... Es Migjorn Gran is a small municipality in southern Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Joan at 114 Joan Riudavets Moll (December 15, 1889 – March 5, 2004) from Menorca, Spain, became the oldest recognized person in Europe on the death of Italian Maria Teresa Fumarola Ligorio in May 2003, and the oldest recognized man in the world on the death of Yukichi Chuganji in September... Municipality of Ferreries Ferreries is a municipality of Menorca. ... The Irish surname MacMahon is not related. ... Mayonnaise made in a food processor with an assortment of standard ingredients Mayonnaise is a thick sauce made primarily from vegetable oil and egg yolks. ... Look up Clement in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... Sant Luis is a municipality on the tip of south-east Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands Categories: | ...

References in popular culture

  • Minorca is where Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin first meet in the Patrick O'Brian novel Master and Commander, the first in his Aubrey/Maturin series.

Master and Commander is a historical naval novel by Patrick OBrian. ...

See also

The collective name of the Gymnesian Islands (Catalan: Illes Gimnèsies; Spanish: Islas Gimnesias) distinguishes the two largest (and eastern-most) Balearic islands (Majorca and Minorca), from the Pine Islands (Catalan Illes Pitiüses; Spanish Islas Pitiusas: Ibiza and Formentera). ... Manûrqa (Arabic: منورقة) was the Arabicized name given to the island of Minorca by the muslims from its annexation to the Caliphate of Cordoba by Isâm al-Khawlânî in 903 until the rule of the last muslim raîs, Abû Umar ibn Saîd in 1287. ...

References

  • Burns, Robert I. (1990) Muslims in the Thirteenth Century Realms of Aragon: Interaction and Reaction, p.67, In: Powell, J.M. (ed.) "Muslims under Latin Rule, 1100-1300", p. 57-102, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-6910-5586-6

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edit Municipalities in the Balearic Islands Flag of the Balearic Islands

Mallorca: Alaró | Alcúdia | Algaida | Andratx | Ariany | Artà | Banyalbufar | Binissalem | Búger | Bunyola | Calvià | Campanet | Campos | Capdepera | Consell | Costitx | Deià | Escorca | Esporles | Estellencs | Felanitx | Fornalutx | Inca | Lloret de Vistalegre | Lloseta | Llubí | Llucmajor | Manacor | Mancor de la Vall | Maria de la Salut | Marratxí | Montuïri | Muro | Palma | Petra | Sa Pobla | Pollença | Porreres | Puigpunyent | Ses Salines | Sant Joan | Sant Llorenç des Cardassar | Santa Eugènia | Santa Margalida | Santa María del Camí | Santanyí | Selva | Sencelles | Sineu | Sóller | Son Servera | Valldemossa | Vilafranca de Bonany
Minorca: Alaior | Es Castell | Ciutadella de Menorca | Ferreries | Maó | Es Mercadal | Es Migjorn Gran | Sant Lluís
Ibiza: Ibiza Town (Eivissa Vila) | Sant Antoni de Portmany | Sant Joan de Labritja | Sant Josep de sa Talaia | Santa Eulària des Riu
Formentera This is a list of the municipalities in the province and autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, Spain. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official language(s) Spanish and Catalan Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 17th  4,992 km²  1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Balearic_Islands. ... Location Location of Majorca in Balearic Islands Coordinates : 39° 30’N , 3°0E Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) - summer: CEST (UTC+2) General information Native name Mallorca (Catalan) Spanish name Mallorca Postal code 07001-07691 Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Illes Balears) Website http://www. ... Alaró is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Alcúdias north-west location in Majorca island. ... Algaida is a municipality on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. ... Andratz in the south-west Andratx is a municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Ariany is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Arta is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Banyalbufar (in Spanish, Bañalbufar) is a municipality on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. ... Binissalem is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Búger is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Bunyola is a municipality of the island of Mallorca (Spain) located in the spurs of the Serra de Tramuntana (Tramontana mountain range), at a distance of 9 miles from Palma de Mallorca. ... Calvià is a municipality of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. ... Campanet is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Campos is a municipality on the island of Mallorca, Spain, located on the south side of the island in the comarca Miigjorn. ... Capdepera is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Consell is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Costitx is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Deià (Castilian: Deyá) is a small coastal village in the northern ridge of the Spanish island of Majorca. ... Blue Gorge Escorca is a municipality in north-west Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Esporles is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Estellencs is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Felanitx, is a municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, and is located southeast of Mallorca. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Inca is a town on the Spanish island of Majorca in the Mediterranean. ... Lloret de Vistalegre is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Lloseta is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Llubí is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... The district of Llucmajor (Spanish Lluchmayor) is the largest district (in terms of surface area) of the Balearic Island Mallorca. ... Location Coordinates : 39° 34’N , 3°12’E Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Manacor (Catalan) Spanish name Manacor Postal code 07500 Website http://www. ... Mancor de la Vall is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Maria de la Salut is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Marratxí is a municipality in the Raiguer region of Mallorca. ... Montuiri is a mountainous municipality in central Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Muro is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Palma (Catalan) Spanish name Palma de Mallorca Postal code 070XX Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Palma de Mallorca) Website http://www. ... Petra is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. ... Sa Pobla (Spanish: La Puebla) is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Pollença (Pollensa) is a town situated in the far north-east corner of the island of Majorca, near Formentor and Alcúdia, and has an estimated population of 15,536[1]. It lies about seven kilometres east of its port, Port de Pollença (Porto Pollensa). ... Porreres is a municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Puigpunyent is a municipality in western Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Ses Salines is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Sant Joan (official name; Spanish: San Juan) is a municipality on Majorca, Spain, situated in the center of the island in the comarca of Pla de Mallorca. ... Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Santa Eugania is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Santa Margalida is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Santa Maria del Cami is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Santanyí is a municipality on Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. ... Selva is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Sencelles (Spanish: Sencellas) is a mountainous municipality in central Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Sineu is a mountainous municipality in central Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Sóller is a town near the northwest coast of Majorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. ... Son Servera is a municipality in north-east Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. ... Valldemossa Valldemossa is a village and municipality on the island of Majorca, part of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. ... Vilafranca de Bonany (Spanish: Villfranca de Bonany) is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, which are controlled by Spain. ... Location of Alaior in Menorca Alaior (officially, and previously in Castillian, Alayor) is a municipality on the island of Menorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. ... Es Castell (Spanish Villacarlos) is a small municipality in eastern Minorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Ciudadella, Minorca Ciutadella (Spanish: Ciudadela) is town on the western side of Minorca. ... Municipality of Ferreries Ferreries is a municipality of Menorca. ... The Irish surname MacMahon is not related. ... Mercadal is a large municipality in northern Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Es Migjorn Gran is a small municipality in southern Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. ... Sant Luis is a municipality on the tip of south-east Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands Categories: | ... Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to Spain. ... Ibiza Town Ibiza Town (Catalan, Vila dEivissa) is a municipality of Spain. ... Sant Antoni de Portmany municipality in Ibiza Sant Antoni de Portmany is a town in the western coast of Eivissa (Ibiza). ... Sant Joan de Labritja is a village and municipality of the Balearic Islands on northern Eivissa (Ibiza). ... Sant Josep de sa Talaia is a village and municipality of the Balearic Islands in western Eivissa (Ibiza). ... Its official name in Catalan being Santa Eulària des Riu, its a village in the eastern coast of Eivissa. ... Flag of Formentera Formentera is the smallest and southernmost island of the Illes Pitiüses group (which includes Eivissa (Ibiza) and Formentera) and belongs to the Balearic Islands autonomous community. ...


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Glossems on Historical Events, Conditions and Movements: Minorca. (497 words)
Minorca was taken3 by the English during The War of the Spanish Succession (1702-13), the same war that saw George Byng capture Gibraltar in 1704.
Minorca's fate, was, that it was to be captured by the French in June of 1756.
Port Mahon in the Island of Minorca was taken by the British in September of 1708.
Diocese of Minorca (1128 words)
The origin of the Diocese of Minorca is not known, but it certainly existed in the fifth century, as its bishop Macarius, together with Elias and Opilio, Bishops of Majorca, rector of Felanitx, published in 1787 a Latin treatise commenting upon it and defending its authenticity.
The Vandals took possession of Minorca, as well as of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily, and during their dominion the Diocese of Minorca was under the jurisdiction of the metropolitan See of Sardinia.
When Minorca was recovered, in 1783, from the English, who obtained possession of it in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), the re-establishment of the diocese was considered.
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