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Spain
Ajuntament de Palma
Kingdom of Majorca
Jaime I de Aragón
James I of Aragon
Jaume el Conqueridor
Balearic islands
Cort
Palma
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Mallorca
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Plaza de Cort


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Palma - Ayuntamiento de Palma

Palma - Ayuntamiento de Palma
Mallorca is the largest island in the Mediterranean Balearic Islands, which are part of Spain. Mallorca is an extremely popular holiday destination. The Palma de Mallorca Airport, one of the busiest in Spain, is used by about 30 million tourists per year.

Palma is the political and economic center of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands. Palma is a Roman foundation from the time the island was occupied by the Roman Empire in 123 BC. Almost half of the island´s population of more than 890.000 today live in Palma.

From Between 902 and 1229 the city was under Islamic control. It was conquered after three months of siege in December 1229 by the troops of James I of Aragon ( aka "Jaume el Conqueridor"). Palma became the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca. After Jame´s death, Palma became joint capital of the Kingdom, together with Perpignan. The Aragonese expanded the city, so that at its heyday in the 16th century it had around 40,000 inhabitants.

The "Ajuntament de Palma (Palma City Council) is popularly known as "Cort". The Baroque building, located in the Plaza de Cort, was built between 1649 and 1680.

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