Eskoriatza

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Eskoriatza
Municipality
A residential area in Eskoriatza
Eskoriatza is located in Basque Country
Eskoriatza
Eskoriatza
Location of Eskoriatza within the Basque Country
Coordinates: 43°01′01″N 2°31′42″W / 43.01694°N 2.52833°W / 43.01694; -2.52833Coordinates: 43°01′01″N 2°31′42″W / 43.01694°N 2.52833°W / 43.01694; -2.52833
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Debagoiena
Founded January 31, 1630 (1630-01-31)
Government
 • Mayor José Ramón Zubizarreta Alegría (PNV)
Area
 • Total 40.43 km2 (15.61 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 14,831
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Basque: eskoitzarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20540
Official language(s) Basque
Spanish
Website Official website

Eskoriatza (Spanish: Escoriaza) is a town and municipality in Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in northern Spain. It is located immediately south of Aretxabaleta.

The main campus of the Faculty of Humanities and Education of Mondragon University is located in the town. It is surrounded by low mountains.

The name Eskoriatza, Basque meaning black soil, refers to the fertile conditions of the land in the area.

Production facilities for various Mondragón cooperative businesses are located here.

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