An island of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea off the east-central coast of the mainland. The largest of the Balearic Islands, it was the center of an independent kingdom from 1276 until 1343. Tourism is its major industry.
Island of Spain, largest of the Balearic Islands: 1,405 sq mi (3,639 sq km); chief city, Palma.
FELANI' X, or Felaniche, a town of Spain, in the south-east of the island of Majorca, Balearic Islands; about 5 m.
MANACOR, a town of Spain in the island of Majorca, 40 m.
The chief eunuch who had governed Majorca perished in the siege.
The eastern and larger group, corresponding with the ancient Insulae Baleares, comprises the two principal members of the archipelago, Majorca (Spanish, Mallorca) and Minorca (Spanish, Menorca), with seven islets: Aire, Aucanada, Botafoch, Cabrera, Dragonera, Pinto and El Rey.
Majorca, Minorca and Iviza are described in separate articles.