Felanitx

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Felanitx
Municipality
Felanitx - Plaça de sa Font de Santa Margalida 01 ies.jpg
Felanitx is located in Spain
Felanitx
Felanitx
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°29′N 3°9′E / 39.483°N 3.150°E / 39.483; 3.150
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Comarca Migjorn
Judicial district Manacor
Government
 • Mayor Gabriel Tauler Riera
Area
 • Total 169.79 km2 (65.56 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 18,270
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym Felanitxer
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07200
Website Official website

Felanitx is a municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, located in the southeast of Majorca, 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital Palma de Mallorca.

Since 1603, when the St. Agustí convent was founded, Felanitx has been famous for Els Cavallets dance, in which seven boys of between 10 and 13 years of age, wearing white trousers, red tops and green hats, dance around La Dama, another child in a dress who waves a handkerchief to the music. All dancers were male until fairly recently, when young girls were permitted to join.

The town, dating back to the 13th century, lies near the medieval Sant Salvador Monastery with its Gothic architecture.

Economy[edit]

Felanitx is also known for its wine and particularly its brandy, with over 60 distilleries in the local area recorded in 1749 [1]. It is a center of production of earthenware watercoolers and other pottery since at least the 3rd century BC [2].

A weekly market takes place in Felanitx ever Sunday morning.

People[edit]

Felanitx is the birthplace of Miquel Barceló, a contemporary painter.

Other famous people from Felanitx include:


External links[edit]

View from Castle of Santueri in Felanitx.
Portocolom, Felanitx.
Beach in Portocolom, Felanitx.