Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, 79 kilometres (49 miles) off the coast of the city of Valencia in east Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. Its largest cities are Ibiza Town (Catalan: Vila d'Eivissa, or simply Vila), Santa Eulària des Riu and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa (or Sa Talaia), is 475 metres (1,558 feet) above sea level.
While six times smaller than nearby Majorca, Ibiza is over five times the size of Mykonos (Greece), or 10 times the size of Manhattan. It has become famous for the association with tourism, nightlife, and the electronic music that the island has originated. It is well known for its summer club scene which attracts very large numbers of tourists, though the island's government and the Spanish Tourist Office have controversially been working to promote more family-oriented tourism. Noted clubs include Space, Privilege, Amnesia, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Pacha, DC10, Eden, and Es Paradis. Ibiza is home to the legendary "port" in Ibiza Town, a popular stop for many tourists and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The official name of the island is in Catalan "Eivissa" . The name in Spanish is Ibiza (pronounced: . In British English, the name is usually pronounced in an approximation of the Spanish while in American English the pronunciation is more anglicized, or closer to Latin American Spanish