Place:Islas Baleares, Spain

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NameIslas Baleares
Alt namesBalearic Islands
Balearessource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Illes Balearssource: Wikipedia
Islas Balearessource: Wikipedia
TypeAutonomous community
Coordinates39.5°N 3.0°E
Located inSpain
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Province
Baleares ( 1833 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

The four largest islands are: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma as the capital. The co-official languages in the Balearic Islands are Catalan and Spanish. The current Statute of Autonomy declares the Balearic Islands as one nationality of Spain.

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