Mallorca Fun Facts
Mallorca Province: Illes Balears Country: Spain
Mallorca By The Numbers:
Population: 777,821 Elevation: 27 feet/ 8 meters Average Annual Rainfall: 18.07 inches/ 45.9 cm Average January Temperature: 50 degrees F/ 10 degrees C Average July Temperature: 76 degrees F/ 25 degrees C
Major Industries: Tourism, Agriculture, Textiles Ethnic Mix: Spanish (90%), Other (10%) Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard Time Zone: GMT +1 Country Dialing Code: 34 Area Code: 971 (Illes Balears) Postal Code: 07001-07691
Did You Know?
Mallorca's tumultuous history dates back as far as the Paleolithic period (6000-4000 BC), and these archaic times are still palpable when visiting Mallorca. In addition to Palma's modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere, ancient burial chambers and castles are accessible from the island's capital.
Mallorca, Spain's largest island, is located in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with Ibiza, Formentera, and Minorca it makes up the Balearic Islands. Mallorca's northeastern coast is formed by two adjacent bays (the Badia de Pollença and the larger Badia d'Alcúdia). Palma, the island's capital, is located on the southwestern corner of Mallorca and is another sweeping, majestic bay. Palma and Alcúdia are connected by two highways, which illustrate the beautiful coastlines, rigid cliffs, and towering mountains of Mallorca.