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Introduction to the Municipality

The 145 km2 that make up the municipality of Calvià are situated in the western part of the island of Majorca. Due to its geographical situation, it reveals one of the most stimulating parts of the Majorcan coast having 26 beaches, each one with its own special characteristics, but this is not all because it also has an interior of spectacular beauty. There you can enjoy the magnificent countryside with pine trees, almond trees and all kinds of local vegetation.

The climate is Mediterranean with an average of 27º C/ 78,6 F in summer and 14º C /57,2 F in winter enjoying more than 300 sunny days.

The origins of Calvià go back to the prehistoric time, demonstrated by the archaeological remains that have been found at various sites, the most important being the Puig de Sa Morisca. Nevertheless, the first document containing the name of Calvià corresponds to the time of the muslim domination. It was also on the coast of our municipality where another historic event of indisputable importance took place: the landing of King Jaume I in 1229.

The population in our municipality is on the whole young, a circumstance that provides us with some special features. This population is distributed into different nucleai, some on the coast  and others in the interior: Cas Català, Illetes, Bendinat, Portals Nous, Palmanova, Magaluf, Son Ferrer, El Toro, Calvià Vilà, Es Capdellà, Galatzó, Santa Ponça, Costa de la Calma and Peguera. All these areas are perfectly communicated by the road network that permits fast and comfortable travelling between the areas and the rest of the island. We also have a parked way: the Passeig Calvià whose philosophy of construction responds to the criteria of the pedestrian taking priority over the road user.

Our economy is fundamentally based on the tourist sector, with only a few other types of production such as agriculture and livestock surviving.

The tourist infrastructure of our municipality is one of the most important in Europe. Its constant development means that we can offer a wide offer not only as far as the hotel installations are concerned, but also in additional services such as sport, and leisure. At all times we maintain respect for the environment, which is proved by the development of the Agenda Local 21.