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The island of Majorca

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Mallorca - Tourist Map - Click to enlarge the image

Tourist informationTourist information

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InformationUseful Information
HistoryHistory
Go to page History of Majorca.
GeographyGeography
Mallorca - satellite view of the island - Click to enlarge the image
Physical map of the island of Mallorca - Click to enlarge the imageThe island of Majorca, between those of Menorca and of Ibiza, is the largest of the Balearic Islands.

South of Palma, the capital, the coast is divided into creeks and bays. Off the western tip lies the great desert island of Sa Dragonera.

The northwest is bounded by the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain whose Puig Major is the highest point (1445 m) is the highest peak in Mallorca.

The coast of north-east consists of two large bays: the Badia de Pollença and the Badia d'Alcùdia.

In inland lies a broad fertile plain: the Es Pla.

EconomyEconomy
Until the 1960s, most of the wealth of Mallorca came from agriculture. Potatoes with sausages of pork, bean with figs, from olive oil to wine, these productions have fed both Mallorca itself but were also exported to mainland Spain and beyond. Many of these traditional activities continue, although much farmland are half abandoned. As rural family fortunes declined, the phenomenon of rural tourism has emerged as a salvation to save some of the villages and manors of the country that otherwise would have quietly disappeared.
ClimateClimate
The Mediterranean climate of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca in winter is very mild (15 °C) Summer temperatures are around 27 °C.
MeteorologyWeather forecast
Time differenceTime difference
CurrencyCurrency
ElectricityElectricity
PhonePhone
AircraftAircraft
You can get to the airport in Palma bus lines No. 1 and No. 21. Line 1 takes passengers to the Plaça d'Espanya.

By car, take the motorway Palma-Santanyí.

Airport Phone: 00 34 97178 90 00

FerryFerries
From the ferry terminal one can embark for the continent, the island of Ibiza or the one of Menorca :

From Palma to the mainland (Barcelona) every day. Duration: 4 or 7 hours. Price: 200 € return.

From Palma to Menorca (Mao): one shuttle Sunday morning. Duration: 5:30. Price: € 80 return.

From Palma to Ibiza (Ibiza) in high season every day in low season once or twice a week. Duration: 2:30. Price: € 180 round trip.

Information: www.trasmediterranea.es or www.balearia.com

TrainRail transport
Transport
The website of the Transport Consortium:

www.tib.org

BusRoad transport
Map of the Roads of the Crafts of the Island of Majorca
Mallorca - Road Map - Click to enlarge the image
LanguageLanguage
Catalan dialect spoken on the island is called the mallorquí.
FormalitiesFormalities
CraftsCrafts
Map of Roads of Craft Island of Majorca
Mallorca - Map of roads craft - Click to enlarge the image
ScheduleHoliday Calendar
AdministrationAdministrative Information
The island of Mallorca is divided into 53 municipalities grouped into six counties (comarca): The county of Palma, the capital, the county Serra de Tramuntana in the west, the County of Raiguer in the center-west, the Pla de Mallorca in the center, the county of Llevant in the east, and the county of Migjorn in the south. This division, dating from 1964, has nothing Administrative: comarques have no official capitals and communities are more common to support the issues that go beyond the individual municipalities.

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Interactive Map of the island of Majorca
The island of Majorca - Booklet of the OET
The island of Majorca - Booklet of hikes
The island of Majorca - Booklet of Roads of crafts
The island of Majorca - Booklet of gastronomy
The island of Majorca - Map of public transport
The island of Majorca in the Balearic Islands - The History
The County of Palma de Mallorca
The County of Serra de Tramuntana in Majorca
The county of Raiguer in Majorca
The County of the Plain of Majorca (Pla de Mallorca / Llanura de Mallorca)
The County of Levant (Llevant / Levante) in Majorca
The County of Mid-day (Migjorn) in Majorca
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The history of the Balearic Islands
Flora and fauna of the Balearic Islands
Tourist information on the Balearic Islands
The island of Menorca
The island of Majorca
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