Centennial – Placa Constitucio - Soller, Mallorca, Spain
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N 39° 45.970 E 002° 42.907
31S E 475599 N 4401842
Quick Description: This plaque on the wall of the town hall in Soller celebrates the centennial of Soller becoming a City in 1904.
Location: Islas Baleares, Spain
Date Posted: 11/8/2011 10:35:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMD25X
Soller was awarded city status by King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The island of Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands that together form one of the ‘Autonomous Communities’. These communities are first level administrative division of Spain.
The area around Soller forms a natural bowl about 3 km away from the coast. It became rich from agriculture, mainly growing olives and oranges in the natural sun trap surrounding it. The area still has many working olive and orange groves, but agriculture has lost its importance and tourism now forms its major industry.
Above the text on the plaque is the coat of arms of Soller, two lions supporting an image of the Sun.
The text on the plaque in the Catalan language is
Ajuntament de Soller
Soller en commemoracio de la concessio del
titol de Ciutat per part de S M Alfons XIII
Soller 27 de Juny de 2004
An English translation of the text on the plaque is
Soller Town Hall
In commemoration of the Soller city licence
granted by Alfons XIII
Soller 27th June 2004