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Balearic Islands

Full nameBalearic Islands
Official name  
Native name   
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
AnthemLa Balanguera
TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
BodyGovern de les Illes Balears
PresidentJosé Ramón Bauzà
Total Area1926.9 sq mi (4992 km2)
Area rank17th (1.0% of Spain)
Total Population1106049 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. rank14th (2.3% of Spain)
balear (m/f)
balear (m/f)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2IB
Area code+34 971
Official languagesCatalan and Spanish
Statute of Autonomy1 March 1982
1 March 2007
Parliament59 deputies
Congress8 deputies (out of 350)
Senate6 senators (out of 264)

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The Balearic Islands ( , -caˈiʎəz βəɫəˈasIPA; ) 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 city. 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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