Most Popular Mediterranean Islands in Spain; Mallorca
Mallorca, which is often written as Majorca, is one of the islands which belong to Spain. The island lies on the east side of the country in the Mediterranean. A popular island for tourists especially for Brits, Germans, Dutch but also often travel down to this island. By the idealist position in the Mediterranean, the island has many beautiful beaches where many hours can enjoy the beach, sun, sea and atmosphere of the place. Mallorca is a nice island to go on vacation.
The island was already in 120 BC by the Romans conquered and they immediately found the city of Palma. In the following centuries, the island is often in the hands of various nations. Thus came after the Romans, the Vandals, the Byzantines and Moors. The Vikings have about 860 Balaeren the (island group that lies within Majorca) attacked and came first in Ibiza, Formentera and then on from then on Mallorca.
It lasted until 1229 before the Spanish island again tried to get into Spanish hands, however, continued to resist the Muslims from the mountains on the island. In the period after 1276, the island almost 70 years have been an independent kingdom until it suddenly after a province of Aragon was the kingdom. The autonomy that the island now, much later and in 1983 obtained.
Mallorca – the Facts
The island of Mallorca is within the archipelago and the Balaeren lies in the Mediterranean east of Spain and belongs to this country. The island has a total area of 3640 square kilometers and has about 846,000 inhabitants (census 2008). The most spoken languages are Catalan and Spanish, although the island also has its own colloquialisms Mallorquin. Of course the German and English fairly well controlled in the hotels and tourist organizations in connection with the many tourists who come from these countries.
Majorca – Partition
The island is divided into a large number of municipalities. In total there are 53 municipalities over the island. The capital is Palma de Mallorca Palma often just called and is on the southern part of the island. The airport in Palma de Mallorca is the capital where many tourists come to and depart from.
The island has two mountainous areas with a car easy to drive on roads that are full of S curves and garlands. But what do you imagine that you are above the highest point of the island are, what a view you have from over 1445 meters altitude. Furthermore there on the island a Mediterranean climate which means that Mallorca has dry summers and mild wet winters. The mild winters, the island is very popular with people who do not want to stay in the Netherlands during the cold period.
Mallorca is a holiday worth
I wanna go to Spain so much! The mix of many cultures made it such a unique place.