Sant Llorenç des Cardassar

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Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Municipality
A view of the bay of s'Illot and Sa Coma
A view of the bay of s'Illot and Sa Coma
Coat of arms of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Coat of arms
Location within Mallorca
Location within Mallorca
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is located in Majorca
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Location in Mallorca
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is located in Balearic Islands
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar (Balearic Islands)
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar is located in Spain
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar
Sant Llorenç des Cardassar (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°36′35″N 3°17′02″E / 39.60972°N 3.28389°E / 39.60972; 3.28389Coordinates: 39°36′35″N 3°17′02″E / 39.60972°N 3.28389°E / 39.60972; 3.28389
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Balearic Islands
Province Balearic Islands
Comarca Llevant
Judicial district Manacor
Government
 • Mayor Mateo Puigrós Sureda
Area
 • Total 82.08 km2 (31.69 sq mi)
Elevation 89 m (292 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 8,687
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 07530

Sant Llorenç des Cardassar (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsand ʎuˈɾenz ðəs kəɾðəˈsa]) is a small municipality on Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

History[edit]

The Punta de n'Amer Castle (ca) was built in the 17th century.[1] Sant Llorenç des Cardassar was part of the municipality of Manacor, until 1892.[1]

Sant Llorenç des Cardassar was the tragic scene of flash floods on the night of October 9th, 2018, in which 13 people died. Some 400 troops of the Spanish Army, Civil Guard, firemen, local police and Civil Protection were mobilized to help trapped people and locate those missing. More than 200 people slept in shelters that were set up for those affected. [2]

Geography[edit]

Sant Llorenç is 34 mi (55 km) east of Palma de Mallorca,[3] the island's capital. The municipality, on the eastern coast of the island of Mallorca, adjoins the municipalities of Manacor, Petra, Artà and Son Servera. Inland, the municipality contains the town centre of Sant Llorenç and the village of Son Carrió (es). On the coast, within the municipality, are Sa Coma, the northern part of s'Illot and the southern part of Cala Millor, which are all beachside tourist areas. The Punta de n'Amer (ca), a headland at the eastern end of the municipality, separates the beaches of Cala Millor and Sa Coma.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1897 2,503—    
1900 2,464−1.6%
1910 2,920+18.5%
1920 3,065+5.0%
1930 3,706+20.9%
YearPop.±%
1940 3,745+1.1%
1950 3,869+3.3%
1960 3,622−6.4%
1970 3,924+8.3%
1981 3,955+0.8%
YearPop.±%
1991 4,416+11.7%
2001 6,503+47.3%
2011 8,490+30.6%
Note: De jure population
Source: [4]

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

The Ma-15 (es), the main road from Palma, acts as a bypass around the southern and eastern sides of the town centre of Sant Llorenç, continuing north through Artà. The Ma-4030 road connects the town centre of Sant Llorenç with Son Servera, to the east. The Ma-4023 road is on an approximate north-south axis, parallel to the coast but about 1 mi (1.6 km) inland from the beach areas, connecting Son Servera with Porto Cristo.

Media[edit]

The ITV2 series Love Island is filmed on the outskirts of the town.[5][6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar in Majorca". ViaGallica. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Deadly flash flooding hits Majorca". BBC News. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  3. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Municipio: 07051 Sant Llorenç des Cardassar" [Municipality: 07051 Sant Llorenç des Cardassar]. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Love Island: Where was Jack from? And other questions answered". BBC News. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ Conroy, Jade; Johnstone, Charlotte (24 July 2017). "Love Island 2017 filming locations revealed". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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