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Balearic Sea

Coordinates: 40°0′N 1°30′E / 40.000°N 1.500°E / 40.000; 1.500
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Location of the Balearic Sea
Limits of the Balearic Sea

The Balearic Sea (endotoponym: Mar Balear in Catalan and Spanish) also known as Iberian Sea,[1] is a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea between the Balearic Islands and mainland Spain.[2] The Ebro River flows into this small sea.

Islands and archipelagoes[edit]

The Balearic islands are divided into two groups: Gimnesias in the northeast, and Pitiusas in the southwest.[3]



Es Vedrà (Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza)


The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Balearic Sea as follows:[4]

Between the Islas Baleares and the coast of Spain, bounded:

On the Southwest. A line from Cape Sant Antoni, Valencian Community (38°50′N 0°12′E / 38.833°N 0.200°E / 38.833; 0.200) to Cape Berberia, the Southwest extreme of Formentera (Balearic Islands).

On the Southeast. The South Coast of Formentera, thence a line from Punta Rotja, its Eastern extreme, to the Southern extreme of Cabrera, Balearic Islands (39°07′N 2°54′E / 39.117°N 2.900°E / 39.117; 2.900) and to Illa de l'Aire, off the Southern extreme of Menorca.

On the Northeast. The East coast of Menorca up to Cap Favaritx (40°00′N 4°14′E / 40.000°N 4.233°E / 40.000; 4.233) thence a line to Cape Sant Sebastià Catalonia (41°54′N 3°10′E / 41.900°N 3.167°E / 41.900; 3.167).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Balearic Sea". WorldAtlas. 2021-03-21. Retrieved 2023-07-30.
  2. ^ C.Michael Hogan. 2011. Balearic Sea. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. P.Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC
  3. ^ "Balearic Islands Map balearic islands sea islands - Worldatlas.com". www.worldatlas.com. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  4. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 6 May 2020.

40°0′N 1°30′E / 40.000°N 1.500°E / 40.000; 1.500