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Mallorca

Majorca (GB)
Majorque (F)
Majorca (N)
Maiorca (I)
Maiorca (PO)
Biggest island in Spain Balearic Islands; look there.
To Spain counting archipelago with about 15 islands in the western Mediterranean with over 5,000 square kilometers of land. The history of the Balearic Islands has always been strong with the region Catalonia That's why Catalan is spoken here today (in addition to Castilian). Many places were given after the Franco rule from the mid-1970s again Catalan name. The center with Mallorca is located about 250 kilometers east of the Spanish mainland in the height of Valencia. The four main islands are Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa (Catalan name, Castilian name is Ibiza) and Formentera. Politically, the Balearic Islands are divided into the two provinces of Gimnesia in the north (Mallorca, Menorca, Cabrera), and Pitiusas (Eivissa, Formentera) in the southwest.

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