About Balearic Sea. facts and maps

The Balearic Island archipelago is located in the western Mediterranean Sea off Spain’s eastern coast. The Balearic sea is a part of the Mediterranean sea and lies between the eastern portion of Spain, southern France, and the western region of Corsica and Sardinia islands. From the northeast, it is bordered by the Ligurian sea. It is an important water body for the Mediterranean countries and a tourism hotspot.

The term “Balearic” may derive from Greek (Γυμνησίαι/Gymnesiae and Βαλλιαρεῖς/Balliareis). In Latin, it is Baleares. Of the various theories on the origins of the two ancient Greek and Latin names for the islands—Gymnasiae and Baleares—classical sources provide two.

Is the Balearic Sea warm?
The average surface water temperature is from 12 ° С in February to 25 ° С and more in August. Salinity 36-38 ‰. The bottom is lined with sand and silt.

What cities are on Balearic Sea?

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Some of the important Spanish port cities that are located along the Balearic Sea are Barcelona and Valencia.

Is there sharks in the Balearic Sea?

Forty-seven species of sharks roam the Balearic waters. However, since only one fatal shark attack was ever reported around the islands, and it happened over a hundred years ago, you can relax.

Why are the Balearic Islands famous?

The Balearic Islands is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Spain. The islands have heavenly beaches and coves, a warm climate all year round, a varied gastronomic offer, charming cities and several sites with a surprising cultural heritage.

Can you swim in the Balearic Sea?

Swimming in may in Majorca, Ibiza and Minorca is possible but the sea is generally cool. So though the sea temperature may sometimes reach 71°F, it can also go as low as 62°F. Note that the average is 66°F.

How cold is the Balearic Sea?

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 78.8°F / 26.0°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 57°F / 13.9°C.

Which country owns the Balearic Islands?

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Balearic Islands, Spanish Islas Baleares, Catalan Illes Balears, archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea and a comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Spain coextensive with the Spanish provincia (province) of the same name.

Who owns the Balearics?

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The islands came totally under Spanish control by 1349, and remained so until British rule arrived in 1738 via the Treaty of Utrecht. The Balearics became Spanish again in 1883, an event which was later followed by the island group becoming an autonomous community of Spain in 1983.

Is Barcelona in the Balearic Islands?

Across the Mediterranean from Barcelona are the Balearic Islands, where 1 million Spaniards and millions of expats live. Away from the mainland, there are two routes to get there: airplane or ferry.

What are the 4 Balearic Islands?

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Located east of the Spanish mainland, the Islas Baleares comprise four very different islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Are the Balearic Islands rich?

The Balearic Islands is not the most expensive place for people with a one million euro fortune, but they are in second place for declared wealth of more than 10.9 million euros.

Are the Balearic Islands rich?

The Balearic Islands is not the most expensive place for people with a one million euro fortune, but they are in second place for declared wealth of more than 10.9 million euros.

What is the climate like in the Balearic Islands?

All four islands recieve plenty of sunshine over the spring averaging between 8 – 10 hours per day. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures peaking at an average of 26 °C in June to 31 °C in July and August. Majorca tends to be the warmest of the islands peaking at 31.5 °C in August.

What is the capital of Balearic Islands?

Palma or Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands. This capital is situated on the archipelago’s largest island, Majorca (also Mallorca).

Are there jellyfish in the Balearic Sea?

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Up to a dozen other species of jellyfish visit the Balearic Islands, including the Cotylorhiza tuberculata, aka the ‘fried egg’ which usually arrives in August; the Aurelia aurita and Rhizostoma pulmo.