Country: Spain Autonomous Community: Balearic Islands Geographical location: Located in the centre of the western Mediterranean (between parallel 40N and meridian 4E) Size of the island: 701,54 Km2 Capital of the island: Maó Population: 82.870 Number of towns and villages: 8 (Ciutadella, Ferreries, Es Mercadal, Migjorn Gran, Alaior, Sant Lluis, Es Castell y Mao). Maximum altitude: El Toro mountain with 358 meters. Climate: Mediterranean. Average annual temperature: Between 16°C and 17°CC Average winter temperature: 11°C Average summer temperature: 24°C Official Languages: Spanish and Catalanish. Currency: Euro Distinguishing features: Minorca was declared Reservation of the Biosphere by the UNESCO in 1993.