Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spain - Balearic Islands - Mallorca (1)

A beautiful seasight of the Playa de Palma in Majorca, Spain.

The first of the eight postcards sent by Gerard who lives there.

This is from Wikipedia : Majorca (Catalan and Spanish "Mallorca") is the largest island of Spain. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea and part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, one of the autonomous communities of Spain. The name derives from Latin insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica.

The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Cabrera archipelago is administratively grouped with Majorca (in the municipality of Palma). The anthem of Majorca is La Balanguera.

Like the other Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Formentera, and Minorca, the island is a popular tourist destination. In Germany, the United Kingdom and to a lesser extent, Ireland, where package tourism to the island started in May 1952, Majorca has remained a popular destination.

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