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Coat of arms of Alonsotegi
Coat of arms
Alonsotegi is located in Basque Country
Location of Alonsotegi within the Basque Country
Alonsotegi is located in Spain
Alonsotegi (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°14′48″N 2°59′16″W / 43.24667°N 2.98778°W / 43.24667; -2.98778Coordinates: 43°14′48″N 2°59′16″W / 43.24667°N 2.98778°W / 43.24667; -2.98778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
 • MayorJosé Luis Erezuma (PNV)
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Total2,903
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Basque: alonsotegiarra
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
WebsiteOfficial website

Alonsotegi (Spanish: Alonsotegui) is a municipality in the province of Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. The current name of Alonsotegui was manifest in the 1990s when it separated it from the Baracaldo municipality to which was attached since the end of the 19th century. Alonsotegui is approximately 8 kilometres from the center of Bilbao. The village is situated in the valley of the River Cadagua.

With a total length of 16.02 km², its population of 2,831 (INE 2008) is shared between the 3 towns (Alonsotegui (the capital), Estación de Iráuregui, and Arbuyo) of the municipality.


Alonsotegui occupies 20 km². The settlement of the population, as well as the industries, are located in the corridor that the River Cadagua opens between the Sierra Sasiburu range (up to 500 m) and the mountains Ganekogorta (998 m) and Pagasarri (673 m). Several streams have their source on their slopes and bring water to the Cadagua. The center is located at an altitude of 46 m. It borders Barakaldo and Bilbao on the north, Arrankudiaga and Güeñes on the south with, Arrigorriaga and Bilbao on the east, and Güeñes on the west.


The history of Alonsotegi is divided into 4 periods:

  1. Until the late 15th and early 16th centuries, Alonsotegui was part of the municipality of Arrigorriaga.
  2. In the 16th century, an independent churchyard was established and remained as such until 1888.
  3. From November 13, 1888, until December 31, 1990, the place remained annexed to the Alonsotegui Baracaldo municipality.
  4. January 1, 1991, a new and distinct town was delegated in conjunction with the district Iráuregui as Baracaldés.

Places of interest[edit]

Alonsotegui has several items of historical, cultural and natural interest:

  • Ice houses of Pagasarri
  • Bridge Iráuregui
  • The Chapel of San Antolin Iráuregui, San Martin Hermitage, Santa Quiteria Hermitage and Hermitage of Our Lady of The Guide
  • Neobasque constructions (such as the working houses of Barrankalea)
  • Neo-Gothic buildings such as the Church of St. Bartholomew
  • Architectural Elements of ethnographic interest such as the stables and pens in the pastoral neighborhood of Artiba

Municipal elections, 2011[edit]

Six parties submitted the lists of the municipality: EAJ-PNV, Bildu, PSE-EE, PP, EB and an independent party called Alonsotegiko Ezkerra. The results were as follows:

Political Party Number of votes % valid votes for candidates Town councillor
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV) 708 41,55% 5
Bildu (Bildu) 500 29,34% 4
Alonsotegiko Ezkerra (AE) 194 11,38% 1 Basque Country's Socialist Party - Euskadiko Ezkerra (PSE-EE) 173 10,15% 1 Basque Country's Socialist Party – Euskadiko Ezkerra (PSE-EE) 173 10,15% 1
Partido Popular (PP) 68 3,99% 0
Ezker Batua (EB) 30 1,76% 0

This led to winning the current mayor of the town Aitor Santiesteban Aldama.


External links[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.