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The town of Vilafranca de Bonany in Majorca

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Vilafranca de Bonany is a small agricultural town in the plain of Majorca (Pla de Mallorca), the town was founded in the early seventeenth century, concentrates almost all the inhabitants of the town, about 3000.

The population is mostly devoted to culture - including melons - a little sheep farming, and the production of building materials (bricks and so on).

EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
Vilafranca ("frank city") is written Villafranca in Castilian Spanish.

During the Moorish occupation of the island of Majorca, Vilafranca was part of Juz of Yiynau-Bitra (Sineu-Petra).

LocationLocation

The city of Vilafranca de Bonany Mallorca - Location Vilafranca de Bonany Mallorca (author Joan M. Borras). Click to enlarge the image.
Vilafranca de Bonany is the last town crossed by the main road of Majorca, the Ma-15 before arriving to Manacor, 12.5 km away.

The town of Vilafranca is adjacent municipalities of Petra to the north, Manacor, east, Felanitx, southeast, Porreres, southwest, and Sant Joan, northwest.

Until 1813, Vilafranca de Bonany part of the municipality of Petra. The hermitage of Bonany, located 2 km from Vilafranca, is still in the municipality of Petra.

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The city of Vilafranca de Bonany Mallorca - view from Vilafranca Els Calderers. Click to enlarge the image.Vilafranca de Bonany is a town without tourist interest, and it is also ignored by tourism.

The town has a very flat and very fertile, but dry enough territory extensively by fruit and vegetable crops (melons, tomatoes, peppers, apricots and so on), part of the production is sold on the side of the road Ma- 15.

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