The town

The municipality of sa Pobla is situated in the north of the island of Mallorca. It has a total area of 48.53 km2 and is located between the Tramuntana mountains, the Plains and Alcúdia Bay. Sa Pobla can be divided into three different areas. The first two are the fertile plains, which are largely devoted to irrigation crops; and the wetlands, which are of great landscape and ecological value and are watered by the streams of Sant Miquel and Muro (of Almadrà).

The third area is the low Tramuntana mountains area with puig de la Talaia (339 m) as its highest mountain. The elevations in this area are a striking contrast with the plains of the two aforementioned areas.

Sa Pobla has a population of 11,446 inhabitants according to the census conducted on 1 January 2003. The population has been growing since 1996 due to the increase in immigration. Sa Pobla is formed by the town and the residential areas situated near the Chapel of Crestatx area (Crestatx, s'Obac and Son Toni), which is located on the left of the road leading to Pollença.

Sa Pobla's geographical location, between the interior and the coast (9 Km), allows the local economy and people to combine elements from the local past and living tradition with the most current trends. Sa Pobla has gone from traditional activities associated to agriculture to a larger diversification of economic activities that are more centred on the commercial, industrial and service sectors and have a clear intention of opening to the world of tourism.

At present we are becoming a more plural society that combines the peace of a small town with the services of a city.

In this respect, as well as having association-related activities, it is worth highlighting the following infrastructures sorted by fields:

  • Culture: Can Planes –plastic arts workshops, Contemporary Art Museum and Toy Museum, Sant Antoni i el dimoni Museum, sa Congregació -classrooms, library and film room.

  • Education: 2 secondary schools, 4 primary schools and a municipal nursery school.

  • Sports: Can Peublanc sports centre and the municipal sports centre with three football pitches (grass, artificial turf and gravel), sports hall, 50-metre swimming pool, heated swimming pool, gyms, 4 tennis courts and large gardens.

  • Health: Health centre, 5 chemists', private health care, veterinary, clinical analyses.

  • Social Services: Centre for senior citizens, old people's home and special care for the most disadvantaged groups.

 

All this, added to the friendly character of our people and the undeniable quality of our gastronomy, leaves no doubt that sa Pobla is a great place to live at the start of the 21st century.

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  • Ajuntament de sa Pobla
  • Phone: (+34) 971540054
  • CIF:P0704400A
  • Fax: (+34) 971862131
  • Address: Plaça de la Constitució, 1. 07420
  • Coordenadas UTM 31N ETRS89: 490967, 4378866 m