23 Facts About Mallorca


The international airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport, is one of the busiest in Spain; it was used by 28 million passengers in 2017, with use increasing every year since 2012.

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Geiseric, son of Gunderic, governed Mallorca and used it as his base to loot and plunder settlements around the Mediterranean until Roman rule was restored in 465.

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In 534, Mallorca was recaptured by the Eastern Roman Empire, led by Apollinarius.

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Mallorca came under rule by the Taifa of Denia, and from 1087 to 1114, was an independent Taifa.

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Nationalist stronghold at the start of the Spanish Civil War, Mallorca was subjected to an amphibious landing, on 16 August 1936, aimed at driving the Nationalists from Mallorca and reclaiming the island for the Republic.

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Capital of Mallorca, Palma, was founded as a Roman camp called Palmaria upon the remains of a Talaiotic settlement.

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Palma has a famous tourist attraction, the cathedral, Catedral-Basilica de Santa Maria de Mallorca, standing in the heart of the City looking out over the ocean.

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Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate, with mild and relatively wet winters and hot, bright, dry summers.

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Limestones, which predominate throughout Mallorca, are readily water-soluble, and have given rise to extensive areas of karst.

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Mallorca is the largest island of Spain by area and second most populated .

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Mallorca has two mountainous regions, the Serra de Tramuntana and Serres de Llevant.

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Mallorca first arrived on the island in 1867, travelling under his title "Count of Neuendorf".

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Mallorca later settled in Mallorca, buying up wild areas of land in order to preserve and enjoy them.

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Mallorca became fluent in Catalan, carried out research into the island's flora and fauna, history, and culture to produce his main work, Die Balearen, a comprehensive collection of books about the Balearic Islands, consisting of 7 volumes.

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Nonetheless, his time in Mallorca was a productive period for Chopin.

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Mallorca published his poems La estrella and Catedral in the regional magazine Baleares.

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Mallorca died in 1985 and his body was buried in the small churchyard on a hill at Deia.

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Ira Levin set part of his dystopian novel This Perfect Day in Mallorca, making the island a centre of resistance in a world otherwise dominated by a computer.

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Mallorca married Pilar Juncosa in Palma in 1929 and settled permanently in Mallorca in 1954.

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Two official languages of Mallorca are Catalan and Spanish, the former being the autochthonous language.

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Mallorca is the most populous island in the Balearic Islands and the second most populous island in Spain, after Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, being the fourth most populous island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus.

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Since the 1950s, Mallorca has become a major tourist destination, and the tourism business has become the main source of revenue for the island.

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Mallorca has been jokingly referred to as the 17th Federal State of Germany, due to the high number of German tourists.

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