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Maó-Mahón, sometimes written in English as Mahon ( , ) is a municipality, capital city of the island Minorca, and seat of the Island Council of Minorca. The city located on the eastern coast of the island, which is part of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, Spain. Maó-Mahón has one of the largest natural harbours in the world: long and up to wide. The water is deep but it remains mostly clear due to it being slightly enclosed. It is also said to be the birthplace of mayonnaise.

Its population in 2009 was estimated to be 29,495 inhabitants.

Mahon (disambiguation)

Mahón is a municipality, capital city of Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, and seat of the Island Council of Menorca.

Mahon may also refer to:

In places:

  • Mahon, Cork, Ireland
  • River Mahon, County Waterford, Ireland
  • Mahon, Indiana, United States
  • Mahon, Mississippi, United States

In other uses:

  • Mahon (name) (includes a list of persons with the name)
  • Mahon Tribunal, an inquiry into political corruption in Ireland

Usage examples of "mahon".

Raised by her parents from Mahon on a small farm in the Sahel, she was very young when she married a slender and delicate man, also of Mahon origin, whose brothers had already settled in Algeria by 1848, after the tragic death of the paternal grandfather, a sometime poet who composed his verses mounted on a donkey and riding around the island between stone walls that bordered vegetable gardens.

We are now approaching Port Mahon, the main harbour and capital of Menorca, one of the Spanish Balearic islands.

Whilst Hunter was fighting his action at Rooidam on May 4th, Mahon with his men struck round the western flank of the Boers and moved rapidly to the northwards.

Lord Roberts gave orders accordingly that Hutton and Mahon should sweep the Boers back upon his right, and push them as far as Bronkhorst Spruit.

But the French coast is clearly a matter for a man-of-war, and as I am very short of sloops and avisoes, I have it in contemplation to make the return of one of the ships of the line to Mahon coincide with your visit.

I remember to have seen parties of seamen in Mahon, wonderfully elated, dancing and singing with sad drabble-tail pakes.

As a young commander in the awkward little fourteen-gun brig Sophie he had filled Port Mahon harbour with French and Spanish merchantmen, harrying the enemy trade in the most desperate fashion.

An' till then you'll work your passage, an' I don't give two cents' worth of a Port Mahon sea-horse's droppings if you're Comber or Lord Harry Flasher or President Buchanan!

The Sophie had cleared the Sicilian Channel that morning and she was steering west-north-west, with Cape Teulada in Sardinia bearing north by east twenty-three leagues, a moderate breeze at north-east, and only some two hundred and fifty miles of sea between her and Port Mahon.

Nor could Stephen, for that matter: still, Jack looked forward extremely to their meeting, and in something less than two days' time, when the Worcester rounded to under Cape Mola, unable to enter Mahon harbour because of the north-wester, he took his barge, pulling through the narrow mouth and then beating right up the whole length, board upon board, although an exchange of signals with the officer in charge of Royal Naval stores had told him that nothing but a little Stockholm tar had yet arrived for the squadron.

Government transports to Lisbon, government Storeships to Port Mahon, East India Company's ships — he could not take a man from any of those.

Captain Bolton must have completed his task of escorting the storeships into Port Mahon.

Mahon, who knew Guthrie, McCarthy, Stedeford, and Langan, had introduced his new-found friend Carol Howe to the white separatist community.