Alaior

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Alaior
Municipality
Alaior from air
Alaior from air
Flag of Alaior
Flag
Coat of arms of Alaior
Coat of arms
Alaior is located in Minorca
Alaior
Alaior
Location in Menorca
Alaior is located in Balearic Islands
Alaior
Alaior
Alaior (Balearic Islands)
Alaior is located in Spain
Alaior
Alaior
Alaior (Spain)
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
ProvinceBalearic Islands
IslandMenorca
Government
 • MayorJosefa Gutiérrez Costa (PP)
Area
 • Total110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation130 m (430 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • Total9,610
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
07730
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 971 (Baleares)
WebsiteTown Hall

Alaior (previously in Spanish, Alayor) is a municipality on the island of Menorca, 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, Menorca 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