Ibiza (town)

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Eivissa
Municipality
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
Flag of Eivissa
Flag
Coat of arms of Eivissa
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Vila d'Eivissa, Vila
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Eivissa is located in Spain
Eivissa
Eivissa
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°54′32″N 1°25′58″E / 38.90889°N 1.43278°E / 38.90889; 1.43278
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Island Ibiza
Judicial district Ibiza
Founded 654 BC
Government
 • Batlessa Virginia Marí Rennesson (PP)
Area
 • Total 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 49,768
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ibizan
eivissencs (Catalan)
ibicencos (Spanish)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07800
Official language(s) Catalan and Spanish
Website Official website

Eivissa, also known as the Eivissa Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Eivissa in the Balearic Islands.

Overview[edit]

Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Eivissa or simply Vila ("Town"). It is divided into two main parts: the old town, called the Dalt Vila (literally "Upper Town"), located on a little mountain by the sea, and the modern part, called the Eixample ("extension").

The city, which has a population of 49,768 (2012), is the capital and most populous settlement of the island and of the Pine Islands group, which includes Ibiza and Formentera.

Tourism[edit]

It is widely known and visited for its exciting nightlife. One of the island's most notable nightclubs, Pacha, is located in Ibiza itself.

Main sights[edit]

Sights include the cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa (14th century), located at the top of the Dalt Vila, and the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. Nearby is also the monument of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a 23-metre-high (75 ft) statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer, which is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north of the city.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Eivissa Airport 6 metres (20 feet) (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
26.5
(79.7)
27.8
(82)
31.0
(87.8)
36.5
(97.7)
36.6
(97.9)
36.6
(97.9)
38.4
(101.1)
32.0
(89.6)
28.4
(83.1)
23.8
(74.8)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
15.9
(60.6)
17.7
(63.9)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
26.8
(80.2)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
27.7
(81.9)
24.0
(75.2)
19.6
(67.3)
16.7
(62.1)
22.2
(72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.1
(53.8)
13.7
(56.7)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
23.8
(74.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.9
(60.6)
13.1
(55.6)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8.3
(46.9)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
14.6
(58.3)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
22.2
(72)
19.9
(67.8)
16.5
(61.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.5
(49.1)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.8
(33.4)
3.4
(38.1)
6.8
(44.2)
10.0
(50)
14.0
(57.2)
11.0
(51.8)
11.4
(52.5)
6.3
(43.3)
1.0
(33.8)
0.4
(32.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37
(1.46)
36
(1.42)
27
(1.06)
31
(1.22)
27
(1.06)
11
(0.43)
5
(0.2)
18
(0.71)
57
(2.24)
58
(2.28)
53
(2.09)
52
(2.05)
413
(16.26)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 5 5 3 4 3 1 1 2 4 6 6 5 45
Average snowy days 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162 166 211 246 272 299 334 305 236 205 157 151 2,744
Percent possible sunshine 52 54 57 63 63 67 72 70 66 60 52 54 60.8
Source #1: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[1]
Source #2: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología,[2] Met Office for snow days[3]
Climate data for Ibiza
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average sea temperature °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
14.3
(57.7)
14.5
(58.0)
16.3
(61.4)
19.1
(66.3)
22.5
(72.6)
25.1
(77.1)
26.2
(79.1)
25.2
(77.4)
22.7
(72.9)
19.6
(67.3)
16.6
(61.8)
19.7
(67.5)
Mean daily daylight hours 10.0 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 12.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 12.2
Average Ultraviolet index 2 3 5 6 8 9 9 8 6 4 3 2 5.4
Source #1: seatemperature.org[4]
Source #2: Weather Atlas[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valores climatológicos normales. Ibiza, Aeropuerto". March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Valores extremos. Ibiza, Aeropuerto". March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ibiza weather". 
  4. ^ "Ibiza Sea Temperature". seatemperature.org. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ibiza, Spain - Climate data". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ibiza Town at Wikimedia Commons