The Balearic Islands are an archipelago located in the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of Spain. Catalan—the native tongue—and Spanish are the official languages. The islands are an autonomous community and province of Spain, located about midway between the southeastern coastline of Spain and the northern coastline of Algeria.
The 5,400-square-kilometer (2,100-square-mile) island offers many recreational opportunities. The central region of Majorca includes agricultural lands (tan, light brown and green, image center), forested patches and corridors (dark green, image center), and urban centers (gray). Diving is a popular activity for those visiting the coastal beaches.