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Palma (Palma de Mallorca) City and seaport in Spain, in w Majorca Island; capital of the Balearic Islands. Under Roman rule from the 2nd century bc, Palma later became part of Byzantium before falling to the Arabs in the 8th century. Conquered by James I of Aragon in the 13th century, it finally united with Spain in 1469. Industries: tourism, pottery, glasswork, leather goods, jewellery and wine. Pop. (2000) 333,925.

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