Ferreries

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Ferreries
Coat of arms of Ferreries
Coat of arms
Ferreries is located in Minorca
Ferreries
Ferreries
Location in Menorca
Ferreries is located in Balearic Islands
Ferreries
Ferreries
Ferreries (Balearic Islands)
Ferreries is located in Spain
Ferreries
Ferreries
Ferreries (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°59′1″N 4°0′44″E / 39.98361°N 4.01222°E / 39.98361; 4.01222
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBalearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
Judicial districtCiudadela
Government
 • MayorManuel Monerris Barberà
Area
 • Total66.09 km2 (25.52 sq mi)
Elevation
142 m (466 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total4,669
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ferrerencs
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07750
Dialing code97137
WebsiteOfficial website
parish church of Sant Bartomeu
the Ayuntament

Ferreries is a municipality on the island of Menorca, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Its name is derived from the Catalan word ferrer ("blacksmith"), which in turn, comes from Latin word ferrum. At an elevation of 150 metres it is the islands highest town.[1] Plaça Espanya [2]

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  1. ^ David M. Addison A Meander in Menorca 2006 1467019542- Page 85 "So we pass through Ferreries, Menorca's highest town apparently, although its elevation is only 150 metres."
  2. ^ Phil Lee The Rough Guide to Menorca 1858287081- 2001 Page 154 "Tucked into a hollow beneath a steep hill, 8km from Es Mercadal on the C721 and 7km from Es Migjorn Gran, lies FERRERIES, with its narrow, sloping streets, framed by terraced fields. A surprise here is the pagoda-like piece of modern sculpture in the main square, the Plaça Espanya, while just up the hill at the back of the plaça – along c/Fred – stands the neatly shuttered Ajuntament, primly facing the parish church of Sant Bartomeu, a largely eighteenth century edifice with an 1884 vintage belfry tacked onto the top."

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