Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Municipality)

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Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Town & Municipality
Official seal of Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Seal
Municipal location
Municipal location
Sant Josep de sa Talaia is located in Ibiza
Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Location of the Town of Sant Josep de sa Talaia
Coordinates: 38°55′18″N 1°17′36″E / 38.92167°N 1.29333°E / 38.92167; 1.29333
Country  Spain
Region Balearic Islands
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsaɲ ʒuˈzɛb də sə təˈɫajə], Spanish: San José Obrero) is a municipality in the South West of Ibiza.[1] The municipality is part of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The total number of inhabitants in the municipality (2006) is 19,244.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia is situated in the southwest of the island and is bordered with the municipalities of Vila d'Eivissa and Sant Antoni de Portmany.[2] The territory was created after the joining to quartons. Previous to this the island Ibiza had been divided into four quartons following the Catalan conquest in 1229.[3] Within the municipal boundary can be found some of the most emblematic sights of Ibiza. There is the Salines Nature Park and its sea grass meadows, and the Vendranell Nature Reserve and Es Vedrà a spectacular extinct volcano a short distance offshore. It is claimed that Es Vedrà is one of the most magnetic place on Earth.[4] Also within the boundaries are the remains of Phoenician settlement called Sa Caleta[3] which along with Vendranell Nature Reserve are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Sa Talaiassa, the highest point on the island, is also located within the municipal boundary.

Villages[edit]

The municipality encompasses the following towns and villages:

Town/village Population (2006)
Es Cubells 807
Sant Agustí des Vedrà 6,918
Sant Francesc de s'Estany 1,110
Sant Jordi de ses Salines 8,048
Sant Josep de sa Talaia 2,341

Local Government[edit]

The current Mayor of Sant Josep de sa Talaia is Marine snow (2012)

Tourism[edit]

The Municipality contains the resorts of Platja d'en Bossa and Cala de Bou on San Antonio Bay. Playa d'en Bossa is located just south of Ibiza Town and near Ibiza Airport at Platja des Codolar. Some of the island most popular beaches are also within the municipality and include Cala d’Hort, Cala Comte and Cala Bassa.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "579 Regional Map, Spain, Islas Baleares. Pub:Michelin Editions des Voyages, 2004, ISBN 2-06-710098-X
  2. ^ Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Turismo, Local Guide, Editorial MIC es miembro de la Associacion Espanola de Editoriales de Publicaciones Periodicas, a su vez miembro de la FIPP
  3. ^ a b The History buff's guide to Ibiza. Author: Emily Kaufman. Publisher: Tarita (2000): ISBN 978-84-607-1188-9
  4. ^ ”Ibiza and Formentera” (Mini Rough Guides), Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd; 2nd Revised edition(24 April 2003), ISBN 978-1-84353-063-3