Ibiza (town)

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Ibiza (Spanish: [iˈβiθa]; Catalan: Eivissa [əjˈvisə]) is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands autonomous community.

Ibiza
Ibiza  (Spanish)
Eivissa  (Catalan)
Eivissa
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
View of the Dalt Vila of Eivissa and its cathedral
Coat of arms of Ibiza
Nickname(s): 
Vila d'Eivissa, Vila
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Location of Ibiza town on Ibiza island
Ibiza is located in Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza
Location in Ibiza
Ibiza is located in Balearic Islands
Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza (Balearic Islands)
Ibiza is located in Spain
Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°54′32″N 1°25′58″E / 38.90889°N 1.43278°E / 38.90889; 1.43278
Country Spain
Autonomous community Balearic Islands
ProvinceBalearic Islands
IslandIbiza
Judicial districtIbiza
Founded654 BC
Government
 • MayorRafael Ruiz González (PSOE)
Area
 • Total11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Elevation
99 m (325 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total49,727
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ibizan
eivissencs (Catalan)
ibicencos (Spanish)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
07800
Official language(s)Catalan and Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

OverviewEdit

Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Eivissa or simply Vila ("Town"). It is divided into two main parts: the old town, called the Dalt Vila (literally "Upper Town"), located on a little mountain by the sea, and the modern part, called the Eixample ("extension").

The city, which has a population of 49,727 (2018), is the capital and most populous settlement of the island and of the Pine Islands group, which includes Ibiza and Formentera.

TourismEdit

NightlifeEdit

Ibiza is widely known and visited for its exciting nightlife. Some of the island's most notable nightclubs include Pacha, Amnesia, Space, and Ushuaïa. These four nightclubs are regularly in the top three of DJ Magazine's annual top 100 global clubs' chart.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

SightseeingEdit

Sights include the cathedral of Santa Maria d'Eivissa (14th century), located at the top of the Dalt Vila, and the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. Nearby is also the monument of Christ, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a 23-metre-high (75 ft) statue inspired by Christ the Redeemer, which is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north of the city.

ClimateEdit

biza has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen: BSh), bordering on a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa). The average annual temperature of Ibiza is 18.3 °C (65 °F), being mild and stable throughout the whole year. The climate of Ibiza is typically warm, sunny and dry, with low variation between highs and lows. The sunshine hours of Ibiza are 2700-2800 per year, while the yearly rain amount goes from 400 to 450 millimetres (16 to 18 in). The average high temperature is 22.2 °C (72 °F), while the average low is 14.3 °C (58 °F). Winters are slightly rainy and mild, from November to April normally the whole island turns green for the seasonal rains. Summers are hot and fairly humid, but with very little rainfall. The few rainy days are often accompanied by thunderstorms. During the coldest month, January, the average high temperature is 15.7 °C (60 °F), while the average low is 8.1 °C (47 °F). In the warmest month, August, the average high temperature is 30.3 °C (87 °F), while the low is 22.2 °C (72 °F).[16] Freezes are extremely rare as well as extreme temperatures are rare for the influence of the sea. Ibiza has never went above 39 °C (102 °F) or under −3 °C (27 °F) in it's entire history, at least since temperature records began in 1952.[17] The average temperature of the sea in Ibiza is 19.7 °C (67 °F).[18]

Climate data for Aeropuerto de Ibiza 6 metres (20 feet) (1981–2010), extremes (1953–2021)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.7
(76.5)
23.5
(74.3)
26.5
(79.7)
27.8
(82.0)
31.0
(87.8)
36.5
(97.7)
36.6
(97.9)
37.0
(98.6)
38.4
(101.1)
32.0
(89.6)
28.4
(83.1)
23.8
(74.8)
38.4
(101.1)
Average high °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
15.9
(60.6)
17.7
(63.9)
19.7
(67.5)
22.7
(72.9)
26.8
(80.2)
29.7
(85.5)
30.3
(86.5)
27.7
(81.9)
24.0
(75.2)
19.6
(67.3)
16.7
(62.1)
22.2
(72.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.1
(53.8)
13.7
(56.7)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
23.8
(74.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.9
(60.6)
13.1
(55.6)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8.3
(46.9)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
14.6
(58.3)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
22.2
(72.0)
19.9
(67.8)
16.5
(61.7)
12.3
(54.1)
9.5
(49.1)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.8
(33.4)
3.4
(38.1)
6.8
(44.2)
10.0
(50.0)
14.0
(57.2)
11.0
(51.8)
11.4
(52.5)
6.3
(43.3)
1.0
(33.8)
0.4
(32.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 37
(1.5)
36
(1.4)
27
(1.1)
31
(1.2)
27
(1.1)
11
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
18
(0.7)
57
(2.2)
58
(2.3)
53
(2.1)
52
(2.0)
413
(16.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 5 5 3 4 3 1 1 2 4 6 6 5 45
Average snowy days 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162 166 211 246 272 299 334 305 236 205 157 151 2,744
Percent possible sunshine 52 54 57 63 63 67 72 70 66 60 52 54 61
Source 1: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[19]
Source 2: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología,[20] Met Office[21]
Climate data for Ibiza
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average sea temperature °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
14.3
(57.7)
14.5
(58.0)
16.3
(61.4)
19.1
(66.3)
22.5
(72.6)
25.1
(77.1)
26.2
(79.1)
25.2
(77.4)
22.7
(72.9)
19.6
(67.3)
16.6
(61.8)
19.7
(67.5)
Mean daily daylight hours 10.0 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 12.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 12.2
Average Ultraviolet index 2 3 5 6 8 9 9 8 6 4 3 2 5.4
Source #1: seatemperature.org[22]
Source: Weather Atlas[23]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2007". DJ Mag.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2008". DJ Mag.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2009". DJ Mag.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2010". DJ Mag.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2011". DJ Mag.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2012". DJ Mag.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2013". DJ Mag.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2014". DJ Mag.
  10. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2015". DJ Mag.
  11. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2016". DJ Mag.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2017". DJ Mag.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2018". DJ Mag.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2019". DJ Mag.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Clubs 2020". DJ Mag.
  16. ^ "Valores climatológicos normales. Ibiza, Aeropuerto". January 2022.
  17. ^ "Valores extremos. Ibiza, Aeropuerto". January 2022.
  18. ^ Ltd, Copyright Global Sea Temperatures - A-Connect. "Ibiza Water Temperature - Spain - Sea Temperatures". World Sea Temperatures.
  19. ^ "Valores climatológicos normales. Ibiza, Aeropuerto". January 2022.
  20. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.aemet.es/es/serviciosclimaticos/datosclimatologicos/efemerides_extremos?w=0&k=bal&l=B954&datos=det |title=Valores extremos. Ibiza, Aeropuerto |date=January 2022}
  21. ^ "Ibiza weather".
  22. ^ "Ibiza Sea Temperature". seatemperature.org. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Ibiza, Spain - Monthly weather forecast and Climate data". Weather Atlas. Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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