Arrieta

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Arrieta
Municipality
Flag of Arrieta
Flag
Coat of arms of Arrieta
Coat of arms
Location of Arrieta in Biscay.
Location of Arrieta in Biscay.
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Mungialdea
Government
 • Mayor Ángel María Acillona (PNV-EAJ)
Area
 • Total 14,47 km2 (559 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 542
 • Density 0.37/km2 (0.97/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48114

Arrieta (both in Basque and Spanish) is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country, Spain. Arrieta is part of the comarca of Mungialdea and has a population of 552 inhabitants as of 2007.

Toponym[edit]

This municipality has its origin in the elizate Líbano de Arrieta, which became a municipality in the 19th Century. The toponym Arrieta comes from the Basque word harrieta, which means "stony place".

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Coordinates: 29°7.86′N 13°27.77′W / 29.13100°N 13.46283°W / 29.13100; -13.46283