Pollença is a town and municipality situated in the northern part of the island of Majorca, near Cap de Formentor and Alcúdia. It lies inland, about 6 km west of its port, Port de Pollença.
The name "Pollença" comes from the name of the Roman settlement of "Pollentia," the excavated remains of which lie several kilometers away, at the modern municipality of Alcúdia. It was founded by the Catalans in the 13th century some 6 km from the coast in an effort to avoid pirate attacks.
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Pollença, Baleares, Spain
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