Majorca

Majorca or Mallorca (Catalan: Mallorca ; Spanish: Mallorca ) is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain.

The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Cabrera Archipelago is administratively grouped with Majorca (in the municipality of Palma). The anthem of Majorca is La Balanguera.

Like the other Balearic Islands of Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, the island is an extremely popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and the Scandinavian countries. The name derives from Latin insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica, "the larger one" in comparison to Minorca, "the smaller one".

Read more about Majorca:  Climate, Administration, Language, Economy, Cuisine, Tourism, Transport, Gallery

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Majorca - Gallery
... Blau, Serra de Tramuntana Puig Major, highest peak on Majorca Valldemossa Sa Calobra, Escorca Formentor area Sunrise across Pollensa Bay, Port de Pollença Cap de Ses Salines Cala Agulla ...
List Of Town Tramway Systems In Spain - Balearic Islands
... Name of System Location Traction Type Date (From) Date (To) Notes Alaró - Consell (Majorca) Mule 5 May 1922 ... Petrol (gasoline) 24 ... Feb 1935 Sporadic operation during 1936 - 1939 ... Palma (Majorca) Mule 9 Sep 1891 ? Steam ? ? Petrol (gasoline) 14 Oct 1940 ... Electric 9 Sep 1891 Jan 1959 Reintroduction planned ... Sóller (Majorca) Electric 4 Oct 1913 ...
Town of Llucmajor - History
... In 1300 it was elevated to "villa" by James II of Majorca ... where in 1349 Peter IV of Aragon defeated his cousin James III of Majorca, resulting in the end of the independent Kingdom of Majorca ...
List Of Monarchs Who Lost Their Thrones In The 14th Century - Majorca
... James III of Majorca King of Majorca 1324–1344, died 1349. ...
Château Royal De Collioure - History of The Castle of Collioure - Kings of Majorca
... A second one was later built by the Kings of Majorca, over a period in the 13th and 14th centuries ... In the 13th century, the Castle was annexed to the Kingdom of Majorca, which included the domain of Montpellier, the earldoms of the Roussillon and Cerdanya, the Conflent and Vallespir ... The Kings of Majorca were itinerant ...