Marratxí

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Marratxí
Municipality and town
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Flag of Marratxí
Flag
Official seal of Marratxí
Seal
Municipal location
Municipal location
Marratxí is located in Majorca
Marratxí
Marratxí
Location of the town in Majorca
Marratxí is located in Balearic Islands
Marratxí
Marratxí
Marratxí (Balearic Islands)
Marratxí is located in Spain
Marratxí
Marratxí
Marratxí (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°38′32″N 2°45′10″E / 39.64222°N 2.75278°E / 39.64222; 2.75278
Country Spain
Autonomous CommunityBalearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
IslandMajorca
ComarcaRaiguer
Government
 • Mayor (2011-)Bartomeu Oliver Palou
Area
 • Total21 sq mi (54 km2)
Population
(2005)
 • Total28,237
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Marratxí is a municipality in the Raiguer region of Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands of Spain. As of 2005, it has a population of 28,237 and an area of 54 km². It is also a station on the Majorca rail network. It became a municipality on 9 November 1932.[1]

There is no central town in the municipality; instead, it is an agglomeration of the villages of Pont d'Inca (16,518), Pla de na Tesa (3,304), Pòrtol[2] (2,640) and Sa Cabaneta[2] (5,748) - where the district council buildings are located.

Economy[edit]

The local economy is dominated by agriculture; however, significant employment is provided by traditional pottery manufacture and the large shopping complex at Pont d’Inca.

Marratxí's population has increased rapidly since the mid-1990s due to the proliferation of new developments around the historical villages, since the municipality has good road—and to a lesser extent rail—links to nearby Palma.

Notable landmarks[edit]

Marratxí Church dates to the early 18th century, built during the Cotoner era.[3][4] The Caulles Festival Park lies to the south.

The first civil airfield on Majorca was Aeródromo de Son Bonet, which is located between Pont d’Inca and Pla de Na Tesa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muntaner, Josep Massot i (1996). El Primer Franquisme a Mallorca: Guerra Civil, Repressió, Exili I Represa Cultural. L'Abadia de Montserrat. p. 309. ISBN 978-84-7826-690-6. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Col.loqui sobre 'Les fonts orals'. Universitat de les Illes Balears. 1 January 1992. ISBN 978-84-7632-045-7. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. ^ Bowden, Dina Moore (1 December 1976). Junípero Serra in his native isle (1713-1749). Autor. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  4. ^ Jaquetti, Palmira; Muntaner, Josep Massot i (1997). Obra del Cançoner Popular de Catalunya: Materials. Memòries de missions de recerca. L'Abadia de Montserrat. p. 227. ISBN 978-84-7826-897-9. Retrieved 28 April 2012.

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Coordinates: 39°38′32″N 2°45′10″E / 39.64222°N 2.75278°E / 39.64222; 2.75278