) is one of the Balearic Islands
in the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of Spain
. Majorca covers 3,640 sq km (1,405 sq mi) and has a population of 870,000 people (2012 estimate). Its capital Palma de Mallorca
is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.
Majorca is 70 km in length. Its highest peak is the 1,445-meter Puig Major, which is within a military zone and is therefore off limits. The highest accessible peak is the 1,364-meter Puig de Massanella.
Pollença in Majorca, Spainhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pollen%C3%A7a_-_Ma-2210_-_Cala_Figuera_09_ies.jpg
Today Majorca is a major tourist destination in Spain. The tourism industry has attracted many workers from mainland Spain to work there. The island has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period. Its capital Palma began as a Roman camp built over the pre-existing Talaiotic settlement.
The inhabitants of Majorca speak Catalan, though Spanish is also commonly spoken. The natives also has a local variation of Catalan known as the Mallorquí dialect. Due to the large influx of tourists, many in the tourism industry are likely to speak German as well, and a large number of Majorcans have some knowledge of English.
Capdellá a typical small town in Majorcahttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capdell%C3%A1-mallorca-rafax.JPG
Rafael Ortega Díaz
Majorca on the map
Towns in Majorca
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