Petra, Majorca

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Municipality and town
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Coat of arms of Petra
Coat of arms
Municipal location
Municipal location
Petra is located in Majorca
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
Province Balearic Islands
Island Majorca
Comarca Pla de Mallorca
Judicial district Manacor
 • Major Caterina Mas Bennàssar (2011) (PSM)
 • Total 70.13 km2 (27.08 sq mi)
Elevation 111 m (364 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 2,806
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Petrer, Petrera (Catalan)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07520
Website Official 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.

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