Orbaitzeta

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Old church in Orbaitzeta

Orbaitzeta is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain.

History[edit]

The builders of the Orbaitzeta foundry channeled the Rio Irati underneath.

On 15-17 October 1794, the Battle of Orbaitzeta was fought in the area. General Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey led the French Army of the western Pyrenees to victory over General Pedro Téllez-Girón, 9th Duke of Osuna, who commanded the Spanish army. During the fighting, the French army seized the cannon foundry located four km north of the town.

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Coordinates: 42°58′28″N 1°13′46″W / 42.97444°N 1.22944°W / 42.97444; -1.22944 (Orbaitzeta)