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The inhabited large island of Menorca (local name Isla de Menorca) is part of (the island group) Balearic Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 198 km. The surface-area of the island is 694.1 km2 and is therefore 1.8 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Balearic Sea and the total coastal length is about 280.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 47 km by 19 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 358 meter and is named Monte Toro. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.96 (39°57'36.6048), 4.07 (4°4'2.379).


The population is 92434 and the population density is thus on 133.1 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Mahón (located in the East-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Ciutadella (W). The island is located in the East of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Menorca are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Illa den Colom Located 18.9 km East of the island.
2) Mallorca Located 105.3 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Conejera (Cabrera-archipel) Located 126.5 km SouthWest of the island.
4) Cabrera Located 130.5 km SouthWest of the island.
5) Dragonera Located 154.7 km West of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1754 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The land use on the island of Menorca consists of Sand - Rock 4 km2 (1%), wood 133 km2 (19%), nature 112.1 km2 (16%), and agriculture 398 km2 (57%),


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