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Mahon

Mahon, the principal port and town, lies at the east end of the island of Menorca. Around the island one finds small fishing villages and well-maintained holiday resorts.

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Mahon Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
11.75
Feb
12.05
Mar
13.3
Apr
15
May
18.4
Jun
22.15
Jul
25.6
Aug
26.35
Sep
23.95
Oct
19.75
Nov
15.65
Dec
13.1

rainfall in mm

Jan
39
Feb
34
Mar
37
Apr
35
May
34
Jun
20
Jul
8
Aug
18
Sep
51
Oct
76
Nov
53
Dec
54
  • Mahon in detail
  • Interesting Facts

Mahon in detail

The island of Menorca (or Minorca) is the second largest of the Balearic Islands off the south coast of Spain in the Mediterranean. In recent years, Menorca's excellent beaches and watersports facilities have greatly encouraged tourism. Yet the island has managed to remain relatively unspoiled, especially when compared to its sister island Mallorca. 

In 1993, Menorca was designated a World Biosphere Reserve. Mahon, the principal port and town, lies at the east end of the island of Menorca. Around the island one finds small fishing villages and well-maintained holiday resorts. Besides megalithic monuments in the interior, the coastline features great beaches and charming bays, some featuring cave dwellings in existence since prehistoric times.
A winding road climbs to the summit of 1,171 ft Monte Toro, from where one has extensive views over the island. A sanctuary built here by Augustine monks in the 17th century draws numerous pilgrims throughout the year. On the west coast lies Ciudadela, the island's former capital.Although its history seems only traceable as far back as the Carthaginians, megalithic monuments indicate a Bronze Age civilization.
Romans and the Moors took turns in occupying Menorca, the latter until 1287 when Alfonso III of Aragon started the reconquest. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the island was occupied by British forces, and in 1713 became a British possession. Much of the British influence can still be seen in the island's architecture.

  • Time Zone GMT + 1
  • Currency Euro (€) 
  • Language Spanish
  • Population 67,000