Cabrera

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Cabrera is one of the minor Balearic Islands belonging to Spain, just south of Majorca, in the Mediterranean Sea, at approximately 39° 9' N, 3° E.

It is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and islets, including (from south to north) the Estells de Fora, L'Imperial, Cabrera itself, Illa de ses Bledes, Na Redona, Illa dels Conils, L'Esponja, Na Plana, Illot Pla, Na Pobra, and Na Foradada.

Cabrera was used as a reclusion camp for French prisoners during the Napoleonic wars.

Cabrera is administratively grouped with Mallorca, belonging to the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.

The whole archipelago is a national park of Spain (Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera). Cabrera is a cruising destination, and boats may anchor in the island's natural harbour, though some areas of the coast are prohibited due to ecological sensitivity. Hiking is available, and there is a tourist information office, a museum, and a 14th-century castle. The park covers 100 km² (13 km² land).

See List of Spanish national parks.

External links

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