Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Isles, is 100 miles from the Spanish coast, and 150 from Algiers. It is 60 miles long by 40 wide, and contains 1,310 square miles. The climate is salubrious by reason of the sea-breeze. The island is very productive of olive, almond, fig, and other fruits, and makes good yvine. The chief industries are the manufacture of cotton, cloth, silk, shoes, and rope, and there is a large trade with Spain. A railway leads from the capital, Palma, to Manacor and La Puebla. Near Manacor are some noted caves, and near Alcudia, which is the port for Spain, were marshes which have been drained and cultivated.