The Balearic Sea (endotoponym: Mar Balear in Catalan and Spanish) is a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea near the Balearic Islands. It is not to be confused with the Alboran sea or the Iberian shelf waters. The Ebro River flows into this small sea.
Between the Islas Baleares and the coast of Spain, bounded:
On the Southeast. The South Coast of Formentera, thence a line from Punta Rotja, its Eastern extreme, to the Southern extreme of Isla Cabrera ( ) and to Isla del Aire, off the Southern extreme of Minorca.
On the Northeast. The East coast of Minorca up to Cap Favaritx ( ) thence a line to Cabo San Sebastian (Spain) ( ).
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