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.

External links

* [ Town council webpage]
* [ Guide to Minorca: Alaior]

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