Mallorca

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Majorca or Mallorca (Catalan: Mallorca) is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, in Spain. Like the other Balearic Islands of Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, the island is an extremely popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from Germany, Ireland, Poland, the Scandinavian countries, and the United Kingdom.

Open Water Swimming

It is site of the 2014 BEST FEST, a 10-event, 7-day open water swimming competition, as well as the SwimTrek open water swimming camps.

Origin

The name derives from Latin insula maior, "larger island"; later Maiorica, "the larger one" in comparison to Minorca, "the smaller one".

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