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all about ibiza | all ibiza facts at a glance with corresponding island information

All Ibiza facts at a glance

The genesis of the island of Ibiza - Morphological:

Ibiza arose at the end of the Tertiary era, the period at the beginning of the third era of life between the Cretaceous and Quaternary, which lasted from 65 to 1.8 million years ago, and which is divided into five periods: Paleocene (65 to 55 million years ago), Eocene (55 to 34 million years ago), Oligocene (38 to 25 million years ago), Miocene (25 to 5 million years ago) and Pliocene (5 to 1.8 million years ago). The Tertiary was mainly characterized by the rapid movement of continents, which entailed clashes, resulting in the formation of mountains.
Also colder and warmer phases alternated each other constantly, and great changes in animal life occurred and man originated.

It is in this period that the Atlantic was still widened and Africa moved slowly in a north-easterly direction, so that southern Europe was crushed and the Alps and Pyrenees were formed. In the south and east of the Iberian Peninsula the Baetic Cordillera (Sistema Betico) arose, one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain of which the Balearic archipelago is considered an offshoot.

The island of Ibiza, originated some 8 million years ago, when at the end of the Tertiary period, the water level fell again and the tops of the foothills of the Spanish mountain range, the Cordillera Béticas, protruded above water

Initially, the Balearic Islands were still 'connected' to the Spanish mainland, but by re-rising sea levels, the Balearic archipelago originated about 12,000 years ago.
Simply put, the Balearics consist of mountain summits protruding above water.

This westernmost archipelago of the Balearic Islands, the Pityusic Islands, shares with a continental shelf, as well as the Balearic Islands themselves.
Ibiza is the westernmost of the Balearic Islands, it has a hilly surface, and human habitation dates back to at least 5000 BC.

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