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Formentera is a one-hour boat trip away from Ibiza. It is a very peaceful, quiet island covering an area of 85 kms2. It is completely flat apart from the raised part in the West of the island known as the Sa Mola. Parts of the coastline are still natural including some of its beaches. The only industry that exists on the island is salt mining.
Formentera has a population of approximately 5,300 and is divided into 5 areas: Sant Francesc Xavier, Sant Ferrán de Ses Roques, El Pilar de la Mola, Sa Savina and Es Pujols. There area also two smaller, nearby islands: Espalmador and Espardell
The capital is Sant Francesc. The most important port is Sa Savina, 3 kms from the capital. Although it is possible to hire cars on the islands, visitors are asked to use bicycles to visit the island in an attempt to keep pollution to a minimum.
It has a warm mediterranean climate and its own ecosystem. The island has lots of vegetation, including many pine forests, flowers and fauna. Something which stands out is how its inhabitants have incorporated nature into their way of living, converting rocks or trees into monuments or decorative features.
Like the other Balearic islands, Formentera has two official languages -Catalan and Spanish.