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The inhabited very large island of Mallorca (local name Isla de Mallorca) is part of (the island group) Balearic Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 168 km. The surface-area of the island is 3624.1 km2 and is therefore 9.5 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Balearic Sea and the total coastal length is about 559.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 100 km by 70 km (maximum width). The island is West-southwest - East-northeast oriented. The highest point is 1445 meter and is named Puig Major. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 39.61 (39°36'48.6216), 2.96 (2°57'24.0444).


The population is 862397 and the population density is thus on 237.9 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Palma de Mallorca (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: Alcúdia (NO), Manacor, Inca, Soller, Felanitx, La Puebla, Llucma. The island is located in the East-southeast of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Mallorca are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Conejera (Cabrera-archipel) Located 47.8 km South of the island.
2) Dragonera Located 51 km West of the island.
3) Cabrera Located 51.8 km South of the island.
4) Menorca Located 105.3 km EastNorthEast of the island.
5) Illa den Colom Located 123.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1812 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The land use on the island of Mallorca consists of Sand - Rock 21.9 km2 (1%), wood 594.3 km2 (16%), nature 612.7 km2 (17%), wet nature 21.5 km2 (1%), and agriculture 1923.4 km2 (53%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (209.1 km2 - 6%).


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