Facts and figures
Did you know …? That Menorca means “windy island” and that it’s also known as ‘sa Roqueta’ (little rock)
- Capital: Maó (or Mahón)
- Language: Spanish and Menorquí (dialectal variety of Catalan)
- Population: 94,875
- Surface area: 702 km2
- Highest point: 358m (Monte Toro)
- Districts: 8
- Airports: Maó Airport (Menorca)
- Passenger ports: 2 (Port of Maó and Dique de Son Blanc)
- Marinas: 3 (Maó, Fornells and Ciutadella)
- Public hospital: Hospital Mateu Orfila in Maó
- University: University of the Balearic Islands (main campus in Alaior)
- Reserves: UNESCO declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve on 8 October 1993.
- Protected natural spaces: S’Albufera des Grau, 5 natural reserves, 1 marine reserve and 19 ANEIs (Natural Areas of Special Interest).
- Average Annual Temperature: 17º
- Telephone prefix: + (34) 971
- Emergency number: 112
- National Police number: 091
- Gastronomy and typical products: Caldereta de Langosta lobster stew, oliaigua soup, Maó-Menorca D.O. cheese, Sobrasada spicy sausage, “carn i xua”, “camot o cuixot”, “amargos”, “formatjades”, “braços de gitano”, “carquinyols”, “crespells”, the famous ensaimada pastries, “coca bamba”, “gin con limonada”, etc.
- Most interesting cultural visits: Menorca Museum, Principal Theatre in Maó, Church of Saint Mary (Maó), En Galmés Tower, Trepucó, Talatí de Dalt, Torralba d’en Salort (prehistoric sites), Cova des Coloms (cave), Cap de Cavalleria Ecomuseum, Naveta des Tudons, Fornells Tower, Saint Nicholas Tower, Menorca Cathedral (Ciutadella), Olivar Palace, Conde Torre Saura Palace, Casa Salort Palace, etc. Among the fortresses, the Fortress of Isabel II La Mola, Marlborough Fortress and Saint Philip’s Castle are particularly striking.
- The best Menorcan souvenir is its sandals, exported throughout the world and in many designs, colours and leather types.
- The best known route for pathwalking, bicycle tourism or riding is the Camí de Cavalls (ancient track). Menorca is a perfect setting for all kind of sports. What are you waiting for?
- Popular festivals: From June to September each district holds its own festivals. We won’t tell you any more, come and see for yourself! Unspoiled traditions.
- Tipping is entirely voluntary
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