Vilafranca de Bonany

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Vilafranca de Bonany
The village in 2007
The village in 2007
Coat of arms of Vilafranca de Bonany
Coat of arms
Vilafranca de Bonany is located in Majorca
Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany
Location in Majorca
Vilafranca de Bonany is located in Balearic Islands
Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany (Balearic Islands)
Vilafranca de Bonany is located in Spain
Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany
Vilafranca de Bonany (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°34′12″N 3°05′17″E / 39.57000°N 3.08806°E / 39.57000; 3.08806Coordinates: 39°34′12″N 3°05′17″E / 39.57000°N 3.08806°E / 39.57000; 3.08806
Country Spain
Autonomous community Balearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
ComarcaPla de Mallorca
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,176
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Vilafranca de Bonany is a small municipality in the district of Pla on Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is an agricultural town, known for its market stalls along the highway selling spices, fruits, and vegetables as well as tiny doughnuts called buñuelos, and also known for the historic Santa Barbara Church built in the 1730s.[2]

In the northeast outskirts of the town is a 17th-century monastery called Ermita de Bonany, or Hermitage of Bonany. It was built in thanks for a good harvest; the name "Bonany" literally means "good year".[2]

This town borders Felanitx, Porreres, Sant Joan, Petra (birthplace of Junípero Serra) and Manacor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza,p. 81 (Penguin 2012).

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