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Minorca, the most easterly of the Balearic Islands (q.v.). and the second in size. It is 22 miles N.E. of Majorca, and has an area of 2S4 square miles. The coast is rugged, and, except on the south side, much indented, the finest inlet being that which forms the harbour of Port Mahon. The surface rises gradually to the central point, Mount El Toro (4,793 feet). It belonged at one time to England.