Felanitx

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Felanitx

Spanish: Felanich
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Felanitx is located in Majorca
Felanitx
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Location in Majorca
Felanitx is located in Balearic Islands
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Felanitx (Balearic Islands)
Felanitx is located in Spain
Felanitx
Felanitx
Felanitx (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°28′1″N 3°8′54″E / 39.46694°N 3.14833°E / 39.46694; 3.14833
Country Spain
Autonomous community Balearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
ComarcaMigjorn
Judicial districtManacor
Government
 • MayorGabriel Tauler Riera
Area
 • Total169.79 km2 (65.56 sq mi)
Elevation
95 m (312 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total17,497
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Felanitxer
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07200
WebsiteOfficial website

Felanitx or Felanich is a municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands,[2] located in the southeast of Majorca, 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital Palma de Mallorca.

The town, dating back to the 13th century, lies near the medieval Sant Salvador Monastery with its Gothic architecture.

Culture[edit]

The St. Agustí convent was founded by Augustinians in the 17th Century. In 1881 the Felanitx town council took over the church and celebrates that event every year. It's celebrated by performing Els Cavallets, a dance in which six Cavallets between 10 and 14 years of age, perform dances. The Cavallets wear a cardboard horse around their middles, dressed in a red shirt and a green hat. They dance around La Dama, a girl in a green dress with a red hat. There are nine different dances: es rollet, ses tres potadetes, s'envestida, es canvis, ses cadenilles, es passeig, es pas nou, esses velles and esses noves.

The dances are accompanied by music played on the Xeremia, the Flabiol and the tambourine.

They perform on the days of Santa Margalida and Sant Agustí.[3]

Economy[edit]

Felanitx is also known for its wine and particularly its brandy, with over 60 distilleries in the local area recorded in 1749 [1]. It is a center of production of earthenware watercoolers and other pottery since at least the 3rd century BC.[2]

A weekly market takes place in Felanitx ever Sunday morning.

People[edit]

Felanitx is the birthplace of Miquel Barceló, a contemporary painter.

Other famous people from Felanitx include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Felanitx" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 238.
  3. ^ "Tradicions". Ajuntament de Felanitx (in Catalan). Retrieved 2019-12-22.

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