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Balearic Islands

Illes Balears (in Catalan)
Islas Baleares (in Spaingie)
Illes Balears1
Banner o the Balearic Islands
Banner
Coat o airms o the Balearic Islands
Coat o airms
Anthem: La Balanguera
Location o the Balearic Islands
Location o the Balearic Islands
Coordinates: 39°30′N 3°00′E / 39.500°N 3.000°E / 39.500; 3.000
Kintra Spain
CaipitalPalma
Govrenment
 • TeepDevolvit govrenment in a constitutional monarchy
 • BodiGovern de les Illes Balears
 • PresesJosé Ramón Bauzà (PP)
Area
 • Total4,992 km2 (1,927 sq mi)
Aurie rank17t (1.0% o Spain)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot1,106,049
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank
14t (2.3% o Spain)
Demonym(s)Balearic
balear (m/f)
balear (m/f)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166-2
IB
Aurie code+34 971
Offeecial leidsCatalan an Spaingie
Statute o Autonomy1 Mairch 1982
1 March 2007
Pairlament59 deputies
Congress8 deputies (oot o 350)
Senate6 senators (oot o 264)
WabsteidGovern de les Illes Balears
1.^ Accordin tae the current legislation the offeecial name is in Catalan Illes Balears.

The Balearic Islands (Inglis /ˌbæliˈærk ˈləndz/; Catalan: Illes Balears [ˈiʎəz βəɫəˈas]; Spaingie: Islas Baleares [ˈizlaz βaleˈaɾes])[1] are an airchipelago o Spain in the wastren Mediterranean Sea, near the eastren coast o the Iberie Peninsulae.

The fower lairgest islands are: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza an Formentera. The airchipelago forms an autonomous commonty an a province o Spain, wi Palma as the caipital ceety. The co-offeecial leids in the Balearic Islands are Catalan an Castillan Spaingie. The current Statute o Autonomy declares the Balearic Islands as ane naitionality o Spain.

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