Capdepera

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Capdepera
Skyline of Capdepera
Official seal of Capdepera
Seal
Capdepera is located in Majorca
Capdepera
Capdepera
Location in Spain
Capdepera is located in Balearic Islands
Capdepera
Capdepera
Capdepera (Balearic Islands)
Capdepera is located in Spain
Capdepera
Capdepera
Capdepera (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°42′N 3°25′E / 39.700°N 3.417°E / 39.700; 3.417
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBalearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
ComarcaLlevant
Government
 • MayorRafael Fernández Mallol
Area
 • Total54.92 km2 (21.20 sq mi)
Elevation
111 m (364 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total11,911
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07580
WebsiteOfficial website

Capdepera is a small municipality on Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

Capdepera is a historical village just 8 km from Artà. Originally there had been a watchtower where the Castle of Capdepera stands today which was used to guard the coast. In 1300 James II of Aragon ordered the construction of a fortified village which would control the uninhabited land below and the maritime routes with Majorca.

For centuries the village survived behind its walls protected from pirate attacks. As the danger of such attacks disappeared residents of the walled town started to relocate themselves at the bottom of the 162m hill which led to the development of modern-day Capdepera. The better known town of nearby Cala Ratjada actually developed as the fishing and trading port of Capdepera and to this day operates a ferry service with neighbouring Menorca.

As of 2017 many German expatriates reside in Capdepera. From 2016 to 2017 the foreign population in the commune declined by 240.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British and German foreign communities decreasing". Majorca Daily Bulletin. 2018-01-19. Retrieved 2018-08-31.