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Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands (Catalan: Illes Balears; Spanish: Islas Baleares) are one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain.

They 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.

The population is around 1.1 million.

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