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Mallorca

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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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