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Formentera is the smallest and most southerly island of the Balearic Islands group; it is one of the two Illes PitiŁses, along with Ibiza. It is 19 kilometres long and is located approximately 3 nautical miles south of Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea.

The island can only be reached by ship, so relatively few tourists come to this location, making it a much quieter place than the other islands in the region. It is best known for the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches.

Formentera comprises one municipality, also called Formentera, and has a population of 7,461 (2002). It is part of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands.

see also other Islands of the world