Petra, Spain

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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
ProvinceBalearic Islands
ComarcaPla de Mallorca
Judicial districtManacor
 • MajorCaterina Mas Bennàssar (2011) (PSM)
 • Total70.13 km2 (27.08 sq mi)
111 m (364 ft)
 • Total2,825
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Petrer, Petrera (Catalan)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
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)