Villava – Atarrabia

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Villava
Municipality
Flag of Villava
Flag
Coat of arms of Villava
Coat of arms
Villava is located in Spain
Villava
Villava
Location in Spain
Villava is located in Navarre
Villava
Villava
Location in Navarre
Coordinates: 42°49′51″N 1°36′31″W / 42.83083°N 1.60861°W / 42.83083; -1.60861
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Navarre
Province Navarre
Comarca Cuenca de Pamplona
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Gastearena García (Bildu)
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,496
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 31610
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 948 (Navarre)
Website Town Hall

Villava (Basque: Atarrabia) is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. The population is about 10,000, and the town is located 4 km away from Pamplona, the capital of Navarre. The village was founded in 1184 by King Sancho VI the bright of Navarre. For several centuries, Villava was just a little town, but in the 60s, it grew considerably and became an important industrial suburb of Pamplona. The area of the town is small (just 1 square km), and due to this fact it is not expected to continue growing. It has a large industrial area dedicated mainly to the paper industry, informatics and bus assembly. The town has a good commercial area and because of that the town is alive.

Alumni[edit]

Villava is well known as the birthplace of the famous cyclist Miguel Indurain, who started his career in the local team, the Club Ciclista Villavés.

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Coordinates: 42°50′N 1°36′W / 42.833°N 1.600°W / 42.833; -1.600