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Alaior from air
Alaior from air
Flag of Alaior
Coat of arms of Alaior
Coat of arms
Alaior is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Alaior is located in Balearic Islands
Location in Balearic Islands
Coordinates: 39°56′3″N 4°8′24″E / 39.93417°N 4.14000°E / 39.93417; 4.14000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Island Minorca
 • Mayor Josefa Gutiérrez Costa (PP)
 • Total 110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 9,610
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 07730
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 971 (Baleares)
Website Town Hall

Alaior (previously in Spanish, Alayor) is a municipality on the island of Minorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. It is situated 12 km from the capital, Maó. In 2005 it had a population of 8,671 and it covers an area of 109.77 km².

The principal activities are tourism, shoemaking, cheese, and construction materials.

The patron saint of the municipality is Saint Lawrence and Saint Eulalia. For this reason, the patron festivals are celebrated the weekend after August 10, the saint's festival day, with jaleo dance.

The principal tourist centers are Son Bou, Minorca Sant Jaume, Torre Solí Cala'n Porter, and Cales Coves.

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Coordinates: 39°56′02″N 4°08′25″E / 39.93389°N 4.14028°E / 39.93389; 4.14028