|Autonomous community||Basque Country|
|• Mayor||Mikel Ansotegui Jayo (EH Bildu)|
|• Total||25.31 km2 (9.77 sq mi)|
|Elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|• Density||26/km2 (67/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Aulesti is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in northern Spain. Aulesti is located in the region of Lea-Artibai, 44 km from Bilbao, the capital of Biscay. In 2014, it had approximately 654 residents. Mikel Ansotegui Jayo has been Aulesti's mayor since 2011. The demonym for Aulesti's inhabitants is "Aulestiarra".
Nine small chapels are located in Aulesti and its surrounding mountains. These chapels date back to the time of the Roman Empire and were rebuilt in the 19th century.
Aulesti is known for several traditional crowd gathering events. One strength-related competition involves farm animals transporting heavy loads of stones. Human-strength competitions occur as well. The origin of these traditional events can be traced to the daily work of the Basque farmers.
On September 16 of every year, the town council organizes villagers from Aulesti and other nearby villages to go to the Santa Eufemi Chapel in Urregarai.
Jose Ramon "Katxin" Uriarte made his debut in 1971 at the age of fifteen in Gernika. A year later, he went to Miami, USA to play Jai Alai, one of the most famous ball sports practiced in the Basque Country.
The Ubilla brothers were famous players of "Pala", a sport similar to Jai Alai, but using a racket instead of a "Cesta".
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