Mallorca, Palma, Plaza Major
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Mallorca, Palma, Plaza Major

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Palma (pron.: /ˈpɑːlmə/, Catalan: [ˈpaɫmə], Spanish: [ˈpalma]), in full Palma de Mallorca,[1] is the major city and port on the island of Majorca (Mallorca) and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. The names Ciutat de Mallorca (City of Majorca) and Ciutat (City) were used before the War of the Spanish Succession and are still used by people in Majorca. However, the official name was Mallorca, the same as the island.[2] It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma. As of the 2009 census, the population of the city of Palma proper was 401,270, and the population of the entire urban area was 517,285, ranking as the twelfth largest urban area of Spain. Almost half of the total population of Majorca live in Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. Its airport, Son Sant Joan, serves over 22 million passengers each year. The Marivent Palace was offered by the city to the then Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain. The royals have since spent their summer holidays in Palma.

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Imágenes cercanas en Mallorca

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A: Plaza Major - Palma de Mallorca Downtown

por Mallorca, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Plaza Major is one of the main squares to walk across in Palma center. Surrounded by shops and restau...

Plaza Major - Palma de Mallorca Downtown

B: Plaza Mayor in Palma de Mallorca

por Michael Pop, 10 metros de distancia

Plaza Mayor in Palma de Mallorca

C: Palma Placa Major

por olaf-vernunft, 20 metros de distancia

In the centre of Palma (Mallorca) you find the Placa Major. 

Palma Placa Major

D: Plaza Mayor near the cathedral, palma´s real center

por jan dolk, 40 metros de distancia

Narrow streets lead to Plaza mayor which was once the offices of the inquisition. Now you will find h...

Plaza Mayor near the cathedral, palma´s real center

E: Plaza Major de Palma - Gate

por Christian, 50 metros de distancia

Plaza Major de Palma - Gate

F: Calle de Riera, Palma de Mallorca

por Michael Pop, 130 metros de distancia

Calle de Riera, Palma de Mallorca

G: Candy Store in Palma de Mallorca

por Michael Pop, 170 metros de distancia

Candy Store in Palma de Mallorca

H: La Rambla, Palma de Mallorca

por Michael Pop, 170 metros de distancia

La Rambla, Palma de Mallorca

I: Iglesia y colegio de San Felipe Neri, Palma de Mallorca

por Guillem Alemany, 200 metros de distancia

The oratory and school of San Felipe Neri, dated from the XVII century

Iglesia y colegio de San Felipe Neri, Palma de Mallorca

J: Parroquia y plaza de La Mercé, Palma de Mallorca

por Guillem Alemany, 220 metros de distancia

This is the church built by the catholic order of La Merced, nowadays placed on this little square wi...

Parroquia y plaza de La Mercé, Palma de Mallorca

Este panorama fue tomado en Mallorca, Europe

Esta es una vista general de Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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