Palma (-caˈpaɫməlang, -esˈpalmalang; formerly Palma de Mallorca) is the major city and port on the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. The names Ciutat de Mallorca (English: City of Majorca) and Ciutat were used before the War of the Spanish Succession and are still used by people in Majorca. However, the official name was Mallorca, the same as the island. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma. As of the 2009 census, the population of the city of Palma proper was 401,270, and the population of the entire urban area was 517,285, ranking as the twelfth largest urban area of Spain. Almost half of the total population of Majorca live in Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. Its airport, Son Sant Joan, serves over 22 million passengers each year. The Marivent Palace was offered by the city to the then Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain. The royals have since spent their summer holidays in Palma.
Last minute Christmas breaks - Easier (press release) Easier (press release)--This property has a private pool plus great views of the south of -Majorca-. It's a 20 minuts drive from the nearest golf course, and 20 minutes' from -Palma-.--- - Date : Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:32:33 GMT+00:00
UK holidaymaker in balcony plunge - The Press Association The Press Association--A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm a British national was hospitalised on July 17 in -Palma-, -Majorca-, and we are in touch with the ... - Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:00:23 GMT+00:00
Germans in Spain ready to jol - SPORT24 SPORT24---...- admitted there is "some rivalry" between the two communities in Playa de -Palma-, where Spaniards also keep holiday homes. "The Germans here think -Majorca- ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 15:45:32 GMT+00:00
Italian pair killed over finals argument - ESPN ESPN--"We had early indications that the suspect had fled to -Majorca-," a police spokesman said. A spokeswoman for Hannover's state prosecutor explained the ... - Date : Wed, 07 Jul 2010 14:59:51 GMT+00:00