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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Majorca or Mallorca (Catalan: Mallorca [məˈʎɔɾkə]; Spanish: Mallorca [maˈʎorka] 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 Germany, Ireland, Poland, the Scandinavian countries, and the United Kingdom. The name derives from Latin insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica, "the larger one" in comparison to Minorca, "the smaller one".

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Nearby images in Mallorca


A: Far Cap Salines

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 10 meters away

Far Cap Salines

B: Far Cap Salines , mallorca

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 20 meters away

Far Cap Salines  , mallorca

C: Cap De Ses Salines

by Clemens Scharmann, 30 meters away

Cap De Ses Salines

D: Cape Ses Salines lighthouse in Mallorca

by Guillem Alemany, 60 meters away

This lighthouse began to work on the 31th of august in 1863. It was electrified in 1960, from then it...

Cape Ses Salines lighthouse in Mallorca

E: Cap salines mirant Cabrera

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 410 meters away

Cap salines mirant Cabrera

F: Cap Salines

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 530 meters away

Cap Salines

G: Sa Punta Negra and Es Caragol beach, Ses Salines, Mallorca

by Guillem Alemany, 1.5 km away

A wild area placed next to Ses Salines village, the souther point in Mallorca that drives from Ses Sa...

Sa Punta Negra and Es Caragol beach, Ses Salines, Mallorca

H: Panoramica 360 Platja De Cala Marmol

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 4.1 km away

Panoramica 360 Platja De Cala Marmol


by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 4.1 km away

J: Panoramica 360 Cala Marmol

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 4.2 km away

Panoramica 360 Cala Marmol

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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