Felanitx

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Felanitx

Spanish: Felanich
Felanitx - Plaça de sa Font de Santa Margalida 01 ies.jpg
Coat of arms of Felanitx
Coat of arms
Felanitx is located in Majorca
Felanitx
Felanitx
Location in Majorca
Felanitx is located in Balearic Islands
Felanitx
Felanitx
Felanitx (Balearic Islands)
Felanitx is located in Spain
Felanitx
Felanitx
Felanitx (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°29′N 3°9′E / 39.483°N 3.150°E / 39.483; 3.150
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.

Since 1603, when the St. Agustí convent was founded, Felanitx has been famous for Els Cavallets dance, in which seven boys of between 10 and 13 years of age, wearing white trousers, red tops and green hats, dance around La Dama, another child in a dress who waves a handkerchief to the music. All dancers were male until fairly recently, when young girls were permitted to join.

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

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:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Felanitx" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 238.

External links[edit]

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