Llucmajor


Location of Llucmajor district on Mallorca
Population (2005)29,891
Area327.05 km² (126.27 sq. mi.)
Population density (2004)91.4 inhabitants per km² (236.7 per sq. mi.)
Highest elevation151 m (495 ft.)
The municipality of Llucmajor (Spanish Lluchmayor) is the largest municipality (in terms of surface area) of the Balearic Island Mallorca. It has almost 30,000 inhabitants (including 4,300 foreigners, of whom 1,600 are Germans) and a surface area of 327 km² (126 sq. mi.), which gives 91 inhabitants per km² (237 per sq.mi.). The highest elevation is 151 meters (495 feet). There are sixteen towns in the district, including the town of Llucmajor and parts of s'Arenal, Cala Blava and Cala Pí. The mayor is Lluc Tomàs Munar (PP).

Towns in the district

The population numbers in parentheses are from 1 January 2005 and do not include people living outside settlements, so that the numbers do not total the entire population of the district. (Source: INE).

  • s'Arenal (9,563 inhabitants)
  • Llucmajor (9,312 inhabitants)
  • Badia Gran (1,719 inhabitants)
  • Badia Blava (1,536 inhabitants)
  • les Palmeres (1,140 inhabitants)
  • sa Torre (1,197 inhabitants)
  • Son Veri Nou (651 inhabitants)
  • Maioris Decima (628 inhabitants)
  • Tolleric (336 inhabitants)
  • Cala Blava (309 inhabitants)
  • Bellavista (305 inhabitants)
  • s'Estanyol de Migjorn (288 inhabitants)
  • Cala Pí (241 inhabitants)
  • Puig de Ros (187 inhabitants)
  • es Pas de Vallgornera (76 inhabitants)
  • Vallgornera Nou (54 inhabitants)

Town of Llucmajor

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Llucmajor at rush hour
The town of Llucmajor, which has a population of 9,312 inhabitants, is the capital of the district. It is about 15 km (9 miles) southeast of Palma Airport, at the foot (about 4 km/2.5 mi. southwest) of Puig de Randa mountain on the road from Palma to Santanyí. Since the town is also about 15 km (9 miles) from the coast, it is not especially geared towards tourists.

History

The first church in Llucmajor was erected in 1259. In 1300 it was elevated to "villa" by James II of Majorca. The most important historical event in connection with the town is the Battle of Llucmajor, where in 1349 Peter IV of Aragon defeated his cousin James III of Majorca, resulting in the end of the independent Kingdom of Majorca. James was killed on the battlefield northeast of the city. He was first buried in the parish church of the town. Today his grave is located in the cathedral of Palma.

In 1543 Charles V granted the city the right to hold a market on Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the 20th century Llucmajor developed into a center for shoemaking and so achieved a degree of prosperity.

Economy

Llucmajor town is a solid manufacturing town that specialises mainly in shoes. The town economy also relies on tourism.

Sights

  • Town hall
  • Church of San Miguel from the 18th century on the Plaça Santa Catalina Tomàs
  • Memorial for James III on the Passeig Jaume III
  • Shoemakers' memorial at the western town gate

Market

  • Fridays in front of the town hall

External links

This article includes material translated from the German Wikipedia.



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Minorca: Alaior | Es Castell | Ciutadella de Menorca | Ferreries | Ma | Es Mercadal | Es Migjorn Gran | Sant Llus
Ibiza: Ibiza Town (Eivissa Vila) | Sant Antoni de Portmany | Sant Joan de Labritja | Sant Josep de sa Talaia | Santa Eulria des Riu
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