Aberásturi

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Aberásturi is a village in Álava, Basque Country, Spain. It is located in the municipality of Vitoria, in the province of Álava, included in the Eastern rural area of the municipality.

Geography[edit]

Aberásturi is located to the east of the municipality, some 8 km from the city center, along the Ertekaberri river at the foot of a mountain and on a hillside. The local A-4126 highway that links with the A-132 county road that connects Lumbier with Vitoria,[1] passes through the town.

Demography[edit]

In 2010 Aberásturi had a population of 139 inhabitants.[2]

Demographic evolution
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
121 119 115 121 123 121 127 143

History[edit]

Aberásturi was one of 43 villages which came together to form Vitoria in different times and occasions. After separating from Vitoria in 1840 the Cuadrilla de Añana was turned into the Cuadrilla de Vitoria.[3] The village had previously belonged to the municipality of Elorriaga.

Heritage[edit]

The Catholic parish church is under the patronage of Saint Stephen. It has a neoclassical portico, designed by Justo Antonio de Olaguibel, at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikimap Coordinates 42°49'37"N 2°35'41"W". 
  2. ^ "000200 ABERASTURI". INE, Unidad Poblacional. 
  3. ^ Sebastián Miñano (1826–1829). "Diccionario geográfico y estadístico de España y Portugal (Geographical and statistical dictionary of Spain and Portugal) volume 11". 

Coordinates: 42°50′N 2°36′W / 42.833°N 2.600°W / 42.833; -2.600