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Mallorca:

see MajorcaMajorca
, Span. Mallorca , island (1991 pop. 602,074), 1,405 sq mi (3,639 sq km), Spain, largest of the Balearic Islands, in the W Mediterranean. Palma is the chief city.
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Mallorca

 

(Majorca), a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea; the largest of the Balearic Islands. Area, 3,640 sq km. The island’s principal topographical feature is a hilly plain; in the northwest there are mountains with heights up to 1,445 m. The northeastern and southwestern coasts are broken by large bays. Mediterranean landscapes abound. The principal occupations are fishing and the cultivation of fruits (citrus, grapes, olives). There are numerous health resorts (Palma); tourism is an important business.

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