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.
patron saintof the municipality is Saint Lawrenceand 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, MinorcaSant Jaume, Torre Solí Cala'n Porter, and Cales Coves.
* [http://www.alaior.org Town council webpage]
* [http://www.mca-hotels.com/holidays-guide-minorca/95/102/menorca/alaior/ Guide to Minorca: Alaior]
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