Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and was first colonized in 3,000 B.C. The first civilization was ruled by the Carthaginians, who were overthrown in 123 B.C. by the Romans. It was under Roman rule that the first roads and civil buildings were built. It was only in 1719 that the island became part of the Spanish province Baleares.
Here are a couple of facts about this curious island: * 25 tonnes of sand is carried away from Es Trenc Beach by tourists on their belongings. * Nearly half of the island's population lives in Palma.