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Ibiza island history

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Ibiza is the third largest island of the Balearic archipelago in terms of area. Ibiza forms with Formentera Ibiza and Formentera Islands. It was the name given by the Greeks, but it means “islands of pine trees”.

Located in the ancient Phoenician Sun Road, Ibiza is located in the western Mediterranean Sea and has an area of 572 square kilometers and 200 kilometers of coastline. The highest point of the island is Atalaiassa (475 meters) and around the island you can have a total of 48 islands.



The story begins in Ibiza 1600 years BC, although not referred chronologically before the year 654 when Carthage create Ibosim, today named Eivissa, capital of the island. It is Diodorus Siculus that provides the first reference in the text on the island: “… After being named prime Sardinia, the island was called Pitiusa, due to the amount of pines in it …”

After the Carthaginian time comes Roman domination. During this period of Ibiza Town is entitled Confederate. The following five centuries are called “Dark Ages”, due to the limited information given. The island was owned by the Barbarians and the Byzantine until 711 when the Arab land on the island and call it “Yebisah”.


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