Menorca or Minorca is a part of Spain and is located in the Balearic Sea. The Balearic Sea or the Catalan Sea is located in the northwestern part the Mediterranean Sea that merges into the Alboran Sea to the southwest.
Menorca is part of Balearics Islands along with Majorca (Mallorca), Ibiza and Formentera. Menorca is the second largest Balearic. The larger Majorca to the west is Menorca’s neighboring sister island. The collective name for both Menorca and Majorca is the Gymnesic Islands. Majorca is clearly visible from the west cost of Menorca being just 21 miles away.
The westernmost Balearic Islands include Ibiza and Formentera and their collective name being Pityuses or Pine islands.
Menorca is divided into eight following regions or municipalities:
Es Migjorn Gran