An archipelago in the western Mediterranean off the eastern coast of Spain.
(Spanish Baleares) Group of Mediterranean islands forming an autonomous region of Spain; including Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, Cabrera, and Formentera
area 5,000 sq km/1,930 sq mi
capital Palma de Mallorca
industries figs, olives, oranges, wine, brandy, coal, iron, slate; tourism is crucial
history a Roman colony from 123 BC, the Balearic Islands were an independent Moorish kingdom 1009–1232; they were conquered by Aragon 1343.
Baleari, grupa ostrva na Mediteranskom moru.