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Information about PALMA DE MALLORCA Like mainland Spain, Mallorca and Palma itself was under Moorish control between the nineth and 13th centuries until the re-conquest by Jaume I of Aragon. The Moorish heritage is still evident, as are the remnants of Palma’s golden years when it rose to wealth and prominence in the 15th century as the main port of call between Europe and Africa. Later the city, set on the beautiful bay Bahia de Palma, became the favoured Royal retreat for Fernando and Isabel, which helped it to become the popular holiday destination of the rich and famous. The beginning of the 1950's marked the prelude of the tourist phenomenon which was to change the physiognomy of the city and the entire island, transforming it into a centre of attraction for visitors with a sociological interchange of cultures. Since then the growth of tourism in the Balearics has been spectacular. Palma, capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands, is a lively, cosmopolitan city in true Spanish tradition, its city centre forming a bustling montage of shopping centres, a maze of narrow lanes and restored buildings surrounded by ruined ancient city walls, and modern boulevards.
 
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SPAIN

General Information
Capital: Madrid
Area: 505,988 sq km (195,363 sq miles); includes Spanish North Africa km2
Population: 44,708,964
Electricity: 220 or 225 volts AC, 50Hz. Generally, round two-pin plugs and screw-type lamp fittings are in use.
IDD: +372
Emergency number: 091
Timezone: Mainland Spain/Balearics: GMT + 1. The Canary Islands: GMT (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Spanish, Catalan (Catalonia), Galician (Galicia), Basque (Basque Country)

Government
Government: Parliamentary Monarchy

Religion
Religion: 96% Roman Catholic

Health
Health: Hepatitis A (sometimes).

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: EUR 1.00 = USD 66.8382 = GBP 66.8382 = CHF 66.2032

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: International or national license with official translation.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Holidays (variable), May 1 Workers" Day, Jun 24 Saint Juan, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Oct 12 Spain National Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 6 Constitution Day, Dec 8 Immaculate Conception, Dec 25 Christmas Day

Climate
Climate: Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A57101316212424201496
P393443484727111532534748
S566891112119655
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800/3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 40 26 N, 3 42 W

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00. Most commercial stores and malls stay open from 10.00-22.00


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