Petra, Spain

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Petra
Municipality and town
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Coat of arms of Petra
Coat of arms
Municipal location
Municipal location
Petra is located in Majorca
Petra
Petra
Location in Majorca
Coordinates: 39°36′49.28″N 3°6′46.78″E / 39.6136889°N 3.1129944°E / 39.6136889; 3.1129944Coordinates: 39°36′49.28″N 3°6′46.78″E / 39.6136889°N 3.1129944°E / 39.6136889; 3.1129944
Country Spain
Autonomous community Balearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
IslandMajorca
ComarcaPla de Mallorca
Judicial districtManacor
Government
 • MajorCaterina Mas Bennàssar (2011) (PSM)
Area
 • Total70.13 km2 (27.08 sq mi)
Elevation
111 m (364 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,825
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Petrer, Petrera (Catalan)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07520
WebsiteOfficial website

Petra is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. "Petra" means "rock" in Latin.

Petra is the birthplace of St. Junípero Serra (1713-1784), a Franciscan friar who founded the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco.

External links[edit]

  • "The town of Petra in Majorca". The archipelago of the Balearic Islands.
  • "Historic Petra". Mallorca Days Out. Felanitx, Mallorca.
  • "Petra Tourist Information and Travel Guide". Majorca - The Undiscovered Towns and Villages.
  • "Fray Junípero Serra Museum". The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
  • Ajuntament de Petra (in Catalan)
  • Ajuntament de Petra (in Spanish)