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Calvià

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Calvià, Serra de Tramuntana, Balearic Islands, Spain (39.56509 2.50463)

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Name: Calvià topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 39.45671 2.42195 39.64139 2.59803
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 1,010 m
Average elevation: 94 m

Calvià

Calvià first appears in history as a village 2,000 years BCE, although the area was first populated in the Neolithic Era. Later, sailors coming from the east stopped in the Balearics on their way to the Iberian Peninsula, where they sought metals. They came from Italy, from other Mediterranean islands, and from the Near East, and constructed small settlements along the coast. Historians call this period the "Cave Culture", because caves were frequently used as habitations and burial areas. Some vestiges of this area have been catalogued in an archaeological excavation called the Puig de sa Morisca Archaeological Park, which conserves remains of what was a talaiot 9 metres (30 ft) in diameter. It is located on a small mountainous elevation in Calvià's Santa Ponsa district.

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