The capital of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca (Catalan also: Ciutat de Mallorca), is the center of the island and, despite its approximately 400,000 inhabitants, has a metropolitan character – it is impossible to escape the magic of this city with its multitude of fascinating hot spots.
The capital of the island is the seat of the autonomous government of the Balearic Islands and was called only Palma between 2008 and 2011. The reason for this type of abbreviation was in a 1998 application. However, the government, which has been at the head of the city since 2011, promptly reversed this change, as a result of which the city has resumed its full name since November 16, 2011. Both the largest port and the largest airport of the island are located in the capital of the island. For this reason and due to the fact that the hotels scattered around the island offer excursions there, the capital is a real tourist magnet. Palma de Mallorca stretches along the Bay of Palma in the west of Mallorca.
The agglomeration of the capital is more than 30 km long. It stretches from the coast near Magaluf to the coast near S’Arenal and has about 500,000 inhabitants, which makes up about half of the population of Mallorca. In the northwest of Palma de Mallorca is the Serra de Tramuntana and in the northeast a small chain of hills that delimits the capital from the central plain of the island. To the east of the city is the sandy beach Platja de Palma. This stretches for ten kilometers all the way to S’Arenal. To the west is the bay of Cala Major. The center of the city consists largely of the beautiful historic old town and the island of Cabrera, located to the south, belongs administratively to the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.
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