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  Balearic Islands Property For Sale
Ibiza, the island, is the third largest of the Balearic Islands and together with Formentera forms the "Pitiusas" islands, that is what the Greeks called them, and it means "islands of pine trees".
The population is 80.000 inhabitants and the island enjoys an excellent climate with an average annual temperature of 21,5° C maximum and 14° C minimum.
Formentera is the smallest and less populated island of the Balearic archipelago and has cultivated a strong personality and distinctive charm.
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  Balearic Islands property and Balearic Islands estate agents
The Balearic Islands, with its capital city of Palma de Mallorca, is a group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
Although the island became famous in the 1960s as a resort for hippies, nowadays it is one of the most attractive holiday destinations among holidaymakers in Europe, who are fascinated with the rugged coastline and sandy beaches of Ibiza.
Balearic properties definitely belong to the most attractive ones as far as Spain is concerned.
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  Balearic Islands Attractions - Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands Spain - Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca
The Balearic Islands are located in the Mediterranean off the east coast of mainland Spain.
Menorca is the easternmost of the Balearic Islands - it's also the most lush, tranquil and unspoilt of the three main islands.
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 In-Spain.info - Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formantera, Spain
The capital of the islands - Palma de Majorca - is 132 miles from Barcelona, 287 from Marseille, 172 from Algiers and 140 from Valencia.
It would appear that these islands are the ideal location for resting and relaxing since they contain all the necessary ingredients for achieving this aim: beautiful scenery, forests, fertile farmlands, quiet and secluded beaches with crystal-clear waters, interesting folklore, a mild climate and temperatures, and a first-class hotel industry.
The Balearic Islands have provided Western culture with a large number of poets, missionaries and philosophers, including, for example, the mystic and philosopher Romnters are renowned for their mildness.
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 Catalan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is co-official in the Spanish regions of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and Valencia.
The language was spread to the south by the Reconquista in several phases: Barcelona and Tarragona, Lleida and Tortosa, the ancient Kingdom of Valencia, and transplanted to the Balearic Islands and l'Alguer (Alghero).
During this period, almost all of the Muslim population of the Balearic Islands were expelled, but many Muslim peasants remained in many rural areas of the Valencian Kingdom, as had happened before in the lower Ebro basin (or Catalunya Nova).
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 Balearic Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Balearic Islands (Illes Balears Catalan official name, Islas Baleares in Spanish) are an archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the coast of Spain.
Majorca and Minorca are the Balearic Islands proper, while the other islands are included in the appelation as part of the Autonomous Community.
Minorca was a British dependency most of the 18th century, a time in which the island was conquered and reconquered and traded by British, French and Spanish forces in several wars.
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 Euromosaic - Catalan in the Balearic Islands (Spain)
The Balearic Islands are composed of two archipelagos in the eastern Mediterranean: the Balearics (main islands: Majorca and Menorca) and the Pitiuses (Eivissa - Ibiza in Spanish - Formentera and Cabrera).
Castilian Spanish was not widely known in the islands prior to the union of the crowns of Catalonia-Aragon and Castile in the 15th century.
Education in the Balearic Islands is the responsibility of central government, although the teaching of Catalan and language standardisation in general are the responsibility, under the Autonomous Statute, of the Balearic government.
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 Encyclopedia: Balearic Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port in the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain.
Cabrera is one of the minor Balearic Islands belonging to Spain, just south of Majorca, in the Mediterranean Sea, at approximately 39° 9 N, 3° E. It is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and islets, including (from south to north) the Estells de Fora, LImperial, Cabrera...
Pine Islands (Catalan Illes Pitiüses) is the name given collectively to the Balearic Islands of Ibiza (Eivissa) and Formentera, in the Mediterranean Ocean.
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 Balearic Islands Guide - Spain - General Information - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The landscape of these islands is characterised by woodlands, almond trees, fertile plains and magnificent coastlines with numerous sandy coves separated by craggy cliffs.
The island is covered with pines, and with olive and almond trees, which blanket the countryside with blossoms in springtime.
Both the capital Mahón and the old town of Ciutadella at the north end of the island are set at the ends of deep inlets forming natural harbours.
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 Balearic Islands
Holiday accommodation in the Balearic Islands is vast and varied to suit all needs, you will find some of the best holiday resorts available throughout Europe, if your looking to escape into the country side then why not stay in one of the many Fincas offering rural accommodation.
The festivals on the Balearic Islands are colourful and full of tradition, with each village having their own throughout the year.
The area of the sunny Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean is less than the area of the state of Delaware in the United States.
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 The Balearic Islands by Durant Imboden
Mallorca, the largest of the islands at 1,400 square miles, is roughly 90 miles south-east of Barcelona and 120 miles east of Valencia, Spain.
Ibiza and its satellite island of Formentera lie to the south-west; Menorca occupies the north-eastern corner of the archipelago.
The eastern part of the island is mostly agricultural, with modern resorts dotting the coast.
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 Alltravel Balearic Islands Spain travel and tourism
The windswept island of Menorca is the second largest in the Balearics.
The north and east of the island are the least developed.
Formentera is the smallest of the islands and the least developed.
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 Balearic Islands (autonomous community)
Group of Mediterranean islands forming an autonomous region (since 1983) and province of Spain, comprising Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Cabrera, and Formentera;; area 5,014 sq km/1,936 sq mi; population (2001 est) 878,600.
Noted for their scenery and mild climate, the islands attract many visitors, making tourism a mainstay of the economy; agriculture and fishing are the chief economic activities, while limited quantities of coal, iron, and slate are mined.
The islands were inhabited since prehistoric times, as is attested by numerous megalithic remains (especially in Menorca).
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 Useful information of Spain | Tourism in Spain | Balearic Islands
The Balearic Islands are a group of five islands: Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca, Formentera and Cabrera.
Minorca is the second greater island of the archipelago and is 40 km to the Northeast of Majorca.
The capital of the island is Mahón, in the Eastern coast and their better monuments are the Consistorial House, the Church of Santa Maria and the Church of San Francisco.
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 AllRefer.com - Balearic Islands, Spain & Portugal (Spanish And Portuguese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The chief islands are Majorca, Minorca, and Ibiza.
After tourism, agriculture and fishing are the chief economic activities; fruit, wine, olive oil, majolica ware, and silver filigree are exported.
James I of AragOn conquered (1229–35) the islands.
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 Balearic Islands New Developments
The Balearic Island of Mallorca boasts 300-out-of-365 days of sunshine, however, Mallorca's peak season is summer (June, July and August).
The Balearics enjoy 300 days of sunshine per year, wonderful beaches, a rich culture, combined with the unusual hospitality of their inhabitants make Balearic Islands one of the preferred holiday destinations in Spain.
The Balearic Islands are a favourite holiday haunt of royalty, the seriously rich and famous not to mention package tourists from all over the world.
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 Balearic Islands - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The islands were part of the Roman Empire, then ceded to the Frankish hordes, then conquered by the Moors, then the Spaniards.
An attack by a British warship was repulsed, but shortly thereafter the islands were captured by the Quebecois, occupied by the Nazis, captured by the British, then conquered by a pastry chef from Lyons named Jean Bienvenue, a herd of wildebeest, and then by a bactrian camel named Clyde.
Finally the islands were abandoned to their own devices, achieving independence through foreign ennui in 1957.
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 Balearic Islands Holiday rentals, Balearic Islands , Ibiza, Majorca (Mallorca), & Minorca (Menorca)
The Balearic Islands are a province of islands about 100km off the east coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.
There are various islands to choose from, each with their own feel thanks to the area’s history of many occupying forces including the Greeks, Romans, and Moors.
The islands are home to some of the best nightclubs in the world and while some may be difficult to get into, there are numerous places letting in partygoers with open arms.
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 Balearic Islands --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spanish Islas Baleares, archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea, and a comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”) of Spain coextensive with the Spanish provincia of the same name and established by the statute of autonomy in 1983.
It is spoken by the majority of the population in Catalonia (Cataluña), Valencia, and the Balearic Islands.
island, Balearic Islands provincia and comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”), Spain, one of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean.
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 Tourism Sustainability Indicators of the Balearic Islands
The traditional tourist is still coming to the islands and at the same time new tourists are acquiring properties on the islands.
Per island, The ICAT grew 11.5% in Minorca, 9.1% in Majorca and 6.5% in the Pitiuses.
During the period 1996-1999, the difference in services sector between the State wages and the Balearics' ones, was of 1'1% and 12.9% in regards to the construction sector.
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 Judaic Research in Balearic Islands and Sao Tome
The king wanted to colonize the islands of Sao Tome Y Principe (to "whiten the race," as he put it), but the Portuguese did not relish settling in the fever- and crocodile-infested islands.
When it was seen that there was very little likelihood that the majority of the Jews would pay the demanded tax, the king deported their young children, aged 2 to 10, to Sao Tome Y Principe.
There was a small influx of Jewish cocoa and sugar traders to the islands in the 19th and 20th centuries, two of whom are buried in the Sao Tome cemetery.
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 BALEARIC ISLANDS by All About Spain
This wonderful group of islands is divided into Gimnesias (Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera) in the North, and Pitiusas (Ibiza y Formentera) in the South-West.
Each of the islands has a strong personality all of its own, and each of them offers much more but the possibility to spend nice holidays at the beach...
The traditional Cuisine of Balearic Islands surprises with a variety of original and sophisticated recipes.
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 Balearic Islands Hotels. Balearic Islands Accommodation. Balearic Accommodation at Discounted rates. Instant ...
Book one of the hotels of the Balearic Islands that GHRS has selected for you and discover how this spot of Spain is not only white beaches and non stop fun.
Majorca is the largest island in the Balearic archipelago and it’s also one of the most fascinating islands of the Mediterranean thanks to its spectacular nature, its historical and cultural heritage and its wonderful climate.
Each of the islands of this archipelago is the ideal place for different kind of stays: the funny Ibiza is more convenient to young and outrageous people; the wild Formentera to people fond of golden beaches, the most tourist Majorca to families.
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 Holiday villas and apartments in the Balearic Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Holiday villas and apartments in the Balearic Islands, for your self catering villa or apartment in Majorca and throughout the Balearic Islands
The choice of holiday accommodation on the Balearic Islands is mind-blowing; so should it be a holiday villa in Majorca, a self catering apartment in Menorca, or a country cottage in Ibiza.
Holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands can be found throughout this unique destination where every island has such a diversity of character in its landscapes and atmospheres, but they all have one important thing in common - sunshine.
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