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Balearic Islands


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. Noted for their scenery and mild climate, the islands are a major tourist center.

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  • proper n. A group of Mediterranean islands of the east coast of Spain, formed by Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
  • proper n. Catalan-speaking region formed by these islands that now is an autonomous communty of Spain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an archipelago in the western Mediterranean off the eastern coast of Spain


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  • It originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, in the 18th century and has since become popular across the whole of Catalonia, with teams emerging from the Balearic Islands too.

    How to build a human tower, Barcelona

  • Polls show Socialist-led governments could be unseated in Castilla-La Mancha, the Balearic Islands, Asturias and Extremadura regions.

    Spain Vote Threatens to Uncover Debt

  • CAM has a market share of more than 20% in the regions of Valencia, Murcia and the Balearic Islands.

    Spain's Central Bank Agrees to Caja Deal

  • Created in 1986 with SAS as top shareholder, Spanair was purchased in 2009 by a group of local investors led by Catalonia's regional government, moving Spanair's headquarters from the Balearic Islands to Barcelona.

    Spanish Airline Shutdown Ripples Through Region

  • El País, for example, accused him of taking up to €300,000 £253,000 from the regional government of the Balearic Islands to set up a "fictional" office to promote the activities of a cycling team sponsored by the region's government.

    Spain's king blocks scandal-hit son-in-law from royal duties

  • Newspapers have, however, reported that prosecutors are convinced the investigating magistrate in charge of a corruption and fraud inquiry involving the regional governments of the Balearic Islands and Valencia will soon officially name him as a suspect in the case.

    Spain's king blocks scandal-hit son-in-law from royal duties

  • INE data shows unemployment dropped more in key tourist regions, such as the Balearic Islands, Valencia and Catalonia.

    Spanish Unemployment Eases From 14-Year High

  • Earlier this month, for example, the Balearic Islands, a heavily indebted Spanish region, announced that it lined up a €100 million credit line from Banco Santander SA.

    European Nations Pressure Own Banks for Loans

  • A Balearic Islands court said on Thursday that Inaki Urdangarin, who is married to the king's daughter Cristina, will testify Feb. 6 in connection with an long-running investigation into the allegedly improper use of millions of euros in public funds for tourism and sports conferences.

    World Watch

  • The finances of the Balearic Islands, which have been led by a staunchly pro-monarchy government in recent years, have been shattered by Spain's property bust.

    World Watch


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