island of Spain, largest of the Balearic Islands: 1,405 sq mi (3,639 sq km); chief city, Palma
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.
- 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.