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Ibiza(ēvē`thä), island (1990 pop. 33,776), 221 sq mi (572 sq km), Baleares prov., Spain, third largest of the Balearic Islands, in the W Mediterranean. The town of Ibiza is the capital. There are fisheries and saltworks on the island. Subsistence farming, aided by irrigation, is mostly terraced. A picturesque island with Roman, Phoenician, and Carthaginian remains, Ibiza attracts tourists and artists.
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Ibiza, Iviza, Eivissa
1. a Spanish island in the W Mediterranean, one of the Balearic Islands: hilly, with a rugged coast; tourism. Pop.: 40 175 (2003 est.). Area: 541 sq. km (209 sq. miles)
2. the capital of Ibiza, a port on the south of the island. Pop.: 16 000 (latest est.)
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