Menorca (Catalan: [məˈnɔɾkə], Spanish: [meˈnoɾka]) or Minorca (English: /mɪˈnɔːrkə/ min-OR-kə; from Latin: Insula Minor, lit. ‘smaller island’, later Minorica) is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Seabelonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca.