Es Mercadal

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Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal
Coat of arms of Es Mercadal
Location of Es Mercadal in Menorca
Location of Es Mercadal in Menorca
Es Mercadal is located in Minorca
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal
Location in Menorca
Es Mercadal is located in Balearic Islands
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal (Balearic Islands)
Es Mercadal is located in Spain
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal
Es Mercadal (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°59′14″N 4°5′36″E / 39.98722°N 4.09333°E / 39.98722; 4.09333
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Balearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
 • MayorFrancisco Javier Ametller Pons (PSOE)
 • Total138 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation71 m (233 ft)
 • Total4,788
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
Area code+34 (Spain) + 971 (Baleares)
WebsiteTown Hall

Es Mercadal is a town and municipality in northern Menorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands.


The name "Mercadal" derives from the Latin language mercatum, meaning "market". In 1301, King James II of Majorca decreed the establishment of a public center of commerce in Menorca, and the bustling open-air marketplace remains a principal attraction of the island to this day.


Mercadal is dominated by Mount Toro (El Toro), the highest point on the island. In mid-July, Mercadal is the site of traditional Menorcan festivities dedicated to the Roman Catholic saint Martin (Sant Martí).


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

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Coordinates: 39°59′16″N 4°05′39″E / 39.98778°N 4.09417°E / 39.98778; 4.09417