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MENORCA
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSpanish
CapitalMahón
Area701 km²
Population95,641  (2020)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.es
Code.ESP
Tel.+34

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Vacations and Sightseeing

After Mallorca and Ibiza, tourism has become of great importance to the Menorcan economy in the 1970s. More than three quarters of a million foreign tourists visit the island annually between May and October. To that are added the Spanish tourists. Only one in two hundred tourists comes to visit between November and March. 55% of the population is employed in the tourism industry.Little bay in MenorcaLittle bay in MenorcaPhoto: Travelinho CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

The large hotel and apartment complexes, usually located near the beaches, are largely owned by Spanish, German or British tour operators. The number of hotel towers is limited because strict rules for the construction of new hotel accommodations have been in force for 25 years. They want to prevent Majorcan situations at all costs. The vast majority of tourists come from England, followed by the Germans and Spaniards from the mainland.

Mahon, MenorcaMahon, MenorcaPhoto: Henning.Schröder CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Mahon is the island's capital and one of the most picturesque cities in the Mediterranean. Sights of the city are, the old town, the gothic church of Santa Maria, the bridge of San Roque and the museum of Hernandez Mora. The harbor in Mahon is an impressive natural harbor that stretches 5 km inland. The harbor is lined with restaurants, bars and boutiques. No visit to Menorca is complete without a lazy afternoon or balmy evening on the waterfront, where you can admire yachts while enjoying good food and a local drink or two.


Sources

Kelly, T. / Menorca
Kosmos-Z&K

Klöcker, H. / Menorca
Deltas

Mallorca & Ibiza, Menorca & Formentera
APA Publications

Montserrat, J. / Reiseführer Menorca : ein Streifzug durch die Insel
Triangle Postals

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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