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Mallorca Facts

Mallorca is a Spanish island in the western Mediterranean, which belongs to the autonomous archipelago of the Balearic Islands.

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Weather in Mallorca

Located in the western Mediterranean in the subtropical climatic zone. Warm, dry summers and mild winters are the norm here.

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Tipping in Mallorca

Tips are an important component of employees incomes in the service industry even though service is officially included in most bills.

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Internet in Mallorca

You want to keep in touch with your friends on Facebook and other social media while you are living it up in Mallorca.

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Motorway in Mallorca

Motorways, like all major roads, are numbered. The signs are marked with blue signs, while secondary routes are marked with yellow signs.

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Mallorca Facts

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Mallorca Facts

Mallorca Facts

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Mallorca is a Spanish island in the western Mediterranean, which belongs to the autonomous archipelago of the Balearic Islands. The island is part of the European Union and its official currency is the euro. Further facts about the geography, the climate, the population and the tourism in Mallorca have been compiled below.

Geography

With an area of 3,603 km², Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands if we exclude the offshore islands of the Cabrera islands and the island of Sa Dragonera. It has a coastline of about 550 km and is located about 170 km from the Spanish mainland. 180 bays are spread fairly evenly along the coast of the island. In the northwest, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range extends for about 90 km. The mountains boat an impressive 11 peaks of over 1,000 m. The highest mountain is called Puig Major and is 1,445 m high. Administratively, the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera off the west coast and the Cabrera Islands off the south coast also belong to Mallorca.

Climate

The climate in Mallorca is subtropical with warm to hot summers and mild winters. The sun shines on average 7.9 hours a day. In the summer months of July and August, daytime temperatures on the coast regularly rise above the 30 degree mark. Inland temperatures of up to 40 °C are not unrealistic. October is the wettest month according to the long-term statistical averages. Up to 68 mm of rain may fall in this month. With just 7mm, July is the wettest month in Mallorca. The water temperature of the Mediterranean reaches up to 25 °C in the summer. In winter, the water temperature does not fall below 14 °C. With almost 11 hours of sunshine, July is the sunniest month of the year.

Population

The last census in Mallorca was in 2012. At that time a good 876,000 inhabitants lived on the island - 400,000 of whom live in the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca, making up almost 50% of the island's population. In terms of population, the municipality of Calvià is the second largest municipality on the island, followed by Manacor. Overall, the island is divided into 53 municipalities. The official language in Mallorca is the Mallorcan variant of Catalan. Castillian Spanish is the second official language. Mallorcans are seen as descendants of Catalans and the island's flag pays tribute to this. About 21% of the permanent population are foreign nationals, with Germans making up the largest immigrant group with a share of 3.5 percent.

Tourism

Tourism Mallorca

Tourism accounts for 75% of the island's total economic output. While in 1960 around 360,000 visitors visited the island by 2016 this had risen to about 14 million while the number of registered hotel beds in Mallorca is around 290,000. Most of the tourists come from Germany or the UK (23% and 22% respectively). Growing mass tourism and the associated increase in demand for water have repeatedly led to water shortages in the past.

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Southeast Coast Mallorca

Southeast Coast Mallorca

Southeast Coast Mallorca

The southeastern coast of Mallorca with its fjord-like bays and countless sandy beaches is a paradise for beach lovers. Picturesque coastal villages and lively resorts alternate on this coast of contrasts.

Holiday Apartment in Mallorca

Holiday Apartment in Mallorca

Holiday Apartment in Mallorca

A spacious apartment with sea views, an elegant studio in the city centre or a spacious family apartment near the beach - Mallorca gives you a wide variety of options for choosing comfortable accommodation for a self-catering holiday.

Weather in Mallorca

Weather in Mallorca

Weather in Mallorca

Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean in the subtropical climatic zone. Warm, dry summers and mild, short winters are the norm here.

Mallorca Properties for Sale/Rent

Mallorca Properties for Sale/Rent

Mallorca Properties for Sale/Rent

With its contrasting coastal regions and quaint villages in the interior of the island, Mallorca offers a huge selection of charming residential areas. There are numerous and varied properties available for sale or for long term rental.

Inland Mallorca

Inland Mallorca

Inland Mallorca

Only a few kilometres from the coastline, Mallorca displays its original, unspoilt side. Dreamy villages lie in the wide plain of Es Plá as windmills’ sails turn lazily in the breeze.

Rental Cars Mallorca

Rental Cars Mallorca

Rental Cars Mallorca

A rental car guarantees you flexibility and agility during your Mallorca holiday. With the rental car you go on a journey of discovery inland, visit remote bays and explore the scenic beauty of the Tramuntana mountains.