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Minorca or Menorca (; ; ; from Latin: Insula Minor, later Minorica "smaller island") is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca.

Minorca has a population of approximately 94,383 (2010). It is located 39°47' to 40°00'N, 3°52' to 4°24'E. Its highest point, called El Toro or Monte Toro, is above sea level.

Minorca (disambiguation)

Minorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain.

It may also refer to:

  • Minorca (chicken)
  • Minorca Halt, a stop on the Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man
  • Minorca, Louisiana, a community in the United States
  • Minorca (ship), a ship used to transport convicts to Sydney arriving on 14 December 1801

Usage examples of "minorca".

Minorca was the directest course for Barcelona, and the wind would serve.

That with the Mediterranean was somewhat neglected, as the government relied more on the friendship of the piratical Algerines than on the solid possession of Gibraltar and Minorca.

Dr Ramis had just come back from Minorca, his native island, and he had brought several documents for Stephen, for he was his most important contact with the Catalan autonomists.

The utmost power of language is not enough to describe the frustration a naturalist must endure in this jading pursuit of merely political, material ends: had we been allowed some days ashore at Minorca, for example, I could have shown you not only the black wheatear, not only the curious Minorcan chat, but Eleanora's falcon!

The Admiralty, however, thought it expedient to censure him for disobeying Lord Keith's orders, and thus hazarding Minorca, without, as it appeared to them, any sufficient reason.