The geography moulded the character of the island's inhabitants. Ibiza is situated in the Golf of Valencia 39 degree North and 1 degree East: 8okm separate it from the Balearic Main Island of Majorca, 90km from the Spanish Mainland and 180km from Algeria. The Island of Ibiza - or as she is called in Catalan "Eivissa"- has always exercised a special fascination on mankind: on the one side the surrounding sea protected the local peculiarities from too much pressure from outside influences, conversely she was occupied from ancient times, due to her favourable position, by merchants and conquerors of many different cultures: e.g. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, and Moors - which created a cosmopolitan atmosphere. This mixture of obstinacy, when their own affairs are concerned, and tolerance where other peoples'affairs are concerned, characterizes most Ibicencos. As a result the 572 square kilometre island where nearly 120 000 people live, presents itself on the coast with lively colourful harbours, where during the summer visitor from all countries abound, and inland with dreamy white villages, where the time seems to have stood still.
Ibiza is after Mallorca & Menorca the third largest Balearic island in the Island Mediterranean Sea.
In the gulf from Valencia,
100km west from Denia,
250km south from Barcelona,
130km south_west from Mallorca and
250km nothfrom the African continent. Geo:
N 38 52 22 , E 1 22 23 (Airport -IBZ) N 38 54 35, E 1 27 00 (Port)
572 qkm (approx. 20 x 40 km)
475m (NN) - Sa Talaia de San José
Ibiza Town / City (Eivissa)- World Heritage since 1999 - History
Spanish (Kastilisch) and Catalan, island dialect: Ibizenco
Zone of time:
CET (summer CET + 1 hour)
Annual temperature Average:
18,9 Grad Celsius
London 2,5 hours - Madrid 50 min - Barcelona 35 min
Id card or passport
Not necessarily. Protective inoculation against hepatitis A / B is recommendable, but not compelling.
0034 oder +34 Country code Spain,
971 xxx xxx Landliones Balearic Islands,
6xx xxx xxx Cellphones Spain
Ibiza (Eivissa), Santa Eulalia (Santa Eulària), San Antonio
(Sant Antoni), San Jose (Sant Josep) and San Juan (Sant Joan)