Situated in the island's easternmost point, Mahon is Menorca's most densely populated municipality. The British established Mahon as the island's administrative seat in the eighteenth century and it has remained so ever since. The district borders to the north with the sea, to the east with the sea and the municipalities of Es Castell and Sant Lluís, to the west with the municipalities of Alaior and Es Mercadal and to the south with Sant Lluís and the sea.
S'Albufera des Grau Nature Park, in the northern area of the municipality, is a perfect example of the island's valuable eco-systems and was declared the core area of its Biosphere Reserve. In addition to the wide natural harbour that moulded the town's historical and economic development, Mahon offers visitors its rich architectural and archaeological heritage. As the island's capital, a large number of services and a remarkable array of cultural and leisure activities can be found there.