Ibiza, Catalan Eivissa, with an area of 572 square kilometers is the third largest island in the Spanish autonomous region of Balearic Islands. The southern island of Formentera and numerous smaller islands and uninhabited rocks forming the island of Ibiza group of Ibiza and Formentera. Official languages are Spanish (Castilian) and Catalan, the prevailing on the island of Catalan dialect is Ibizenk called.
The island has 132 637 inhabitants (2010), the proportion of foreigners is about 20 percent, the proportion of German population is around 3 percent. Since 2001, the number of people living in Ibiza permanently increased by more than 50 percent. The largest towns are the capital Ibiza Town (katal. Ciutat d’Eivissa) with a population of 50,000, Santa Eulalia des Riu (33,000 inhabitants), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (23,000 inhabitants) and Sant Antoni de Portmany (22,000 inhabitants). Ibiza is traditional holiday destination of the international jet set and the island of “the rich and famous”. Since the 1990s, the island is also a meeting place of the young and young at heart who enjoy themselves at night in the numerous large discos.
The Balearic Islands are the continuation of the blasted rock Andalusian mountains, stretching from Gibraltar on the Sierra Nevada stretches. A 1,500 meter deep undersea canyon separates the islands from the mainland. The Ibiza and Formentera have, as well as the Balearic Islands, has its own continental shelf. Ibiza is an island with rugged hills in the interior coast, through sandy Calas is broken. It lies approximately 90 kilometers east of the mainland. The highest elevation is the sa Talaia at 476 meters above sea level. The biological diversity and culture of Ibiza in 1999 for World Heritage site declared.