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Menorca or Minorca called by the other name is one of the Belearic Islands like Ibiza and Mallorca, in the Mediterranean Sea, but comparatively lesser known than those two. This island is the second biggest harbor in the world and has an area of 702 square kilometers and is popular as a holiday destination for the endless stretches of beaches, sandy crescents stretching for miles and rocky bays with turquoise water, known as “calas”. The coastline is fringed with pine trees and the town of Mahon, which is the capital of Menorca has a 13th century church and Georgian mansions. UNESCO declared Menorca as a biosphere reserve in 1993 with an aim to preserve the environmental regions like the wetlands of Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau. The 216 km coastline offers shores that are sun bleached and the mellow beat you will find here is different from other neighboring islands. The town of Es Castell in Menorca is the first place in Spain to witness the sunrise and the beaches are relatively empty, making it an ideal location for those who love to stay away from the crowd.

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History

The first settlers of Menorca were from mainland Spain during the early part of the Bronze Age because of the strategic position of this island being an ideal place for the growth of civilization as well as trade. The Phonecians were the first visitors as per records and then came the Greeks and then came a series of occupancies with the Roman colonization being established in 123 B.C. and the Byzantines establishing their empire in the 6th century. The most significant part in the recent history of Menorca was during the period 1708 to 1756 when the British came to rule for the first time, when Kane was instrumental in building schools, hospitals and reservoirs after abolishing the Inquisition. In 1756, 20000 French troops invaded Menorca compelling the British to retreat and then for 50 years, this island was ruled by these two European super powers. In 1802 Menorca became a part of Spain and is now a pristine location for holiday makers.

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Population

The population of Menorca as on January 1, 2010 stood at 94,383. The sparsity of this island is more noticeable during the winter months.

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Climate

A typical Mediterranean climate prevails in Menorca, where the highest temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius in July and 11 degrees Celsius in January. The rainfall is maximum in November being recorded at 88 mm. June and July has the highest sunshine hours while it is low during the months of December and January. The best time to visit Menorca depends upon whether you want to sunbathe or experience the chilliness of the winter. Most numbers of tourists visiting this place is during June and July.

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Ca Na Marga
Ca Na Marga

Urb. Ses Salines n.1, 07740 Fornells, Minorca, Spain

34971376410

http://canamarga.com/en/

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Fang i Aram Restaurant Vegetaria
Fang i Aram Restaurant Vegetaria

Calle Gabriel Marti i Bella, 11, 07760 Ciutadella, Minorca, Spain

+34 971 38 48 71

http://www.restaurantevegetarianomenorca.com/

Mediterranean

Es Moli De Foc
Es Moli De Foc

C/ Sant Llorenc, 65, 07712 Sant Climent, Minorca, Spain

971 153 222

http://www.esmolidefoc.es/

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