Ibiza (town)

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Ibiza
Eivissa (Catalan)
Ibiza (Spanish)
Municipality
Eivissa
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
Flag of Ibiza
Flag
Coat of arms of Ibiza
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Vila d'Eivissa, Vila
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Ibiza is located in Spain
Ibiza
Ibiza
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°54′32″N 1°25′58″E / 38.90889°N 1.43278°E / 38.90889; 1.43278
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Island Ibiza
Judicial district Ibiza
Founded 654 BC
Government
 • Batlessa Marienna Sánchez-Jáuregui Martínez (PP)
Area
 • Total 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 49,768
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym Ibizan
eivissencs (Catalan)
ibicencos (Spanish)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07800
Official language(s) Catalan and Spanish
Website Official website

Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa [əjˈvisə]; Spanish: Ibiza), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands autonomous community.

Overview[edit]

Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Eivissa or simply Vila ("Town"). It is divided into two main parts: the old town, called the Dalt Vila (literally "Upper Town"), located on a little mountain by the sea, and the modern part, called the Eixample ("extension").

The city, which has a population of 49,768 (2012), is the capital and most populous settlement of the island and of the Pine Islands group, which includes Ibiza and Formentera.

Tourism[edit]

It is widely known and visited for its exciting nightlife. Two of the island's most notable nightclubs, Pacha and El Divino, are located in Ibiza itself, whereas Space is located just south of the town, near the airport.

Main sights[edit]

Sights include the cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa (14th century), located at the top of the Dalt Vila, and the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. Nearby is also the monument of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a 23 metre-high statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer, which is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north of the city.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ibiza Town at Wikimedia Commons