Montaña Alavesa

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Montaña Alavesa.

Montaña Alavesa (Basque: Arabako Mendialdea), full Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa, is a comarca of the province of Álava, Spain. It is located to the southeast of Álava and covers an area of 534.87 km² with a population of 3179 people (2010). The capital lies in Santa Cruz de Campezo.

It includes the municipalities of Arraya-Maestu, Bernedo, Campezo, Lagrán, Peñacerrada and Valle de Arana as well as the lands of the Parzonería de Encía and the communities of Laño, Pipaón and Peñacerrada. It brings together a total of 47 locations.

Population[edit]

Montaña Alavesa is a mountainous region and sparsely populated. It has lost over half its population throughout the twentieth century, from the more than 8,000 people in 1900 to the current population. 35.7% of the working population is employed in agriculture. 32% is devoted to industrial activity. Thanks to rising tourism the services industry is presenting an important area of development.

Municipalities and towns[edit]

The municipalities and towns (municipality capitals in bold) that make up Montaña Alavesa are:

# Municipality Councils Mayor Political Party Population
(2010)
% Population Territory km²
1 Arraya-Maestu Apellániz
Atauri
Azáceta
Corres
Maestu
Onraita
Real Valle de Laminoria
Róitegui
Sabando
Virgala Mayor
Ángel Marcos Pérez de Arrilucea Pérez de Alday PNV 708 22.3 123.11
2 Bernedo Angostina
Arlucea
Bernedo
Marquínez
Navarrete
Oquina
Quintana
San Román de Campezo
Urarte
Urturi
Villafría
Juana Velasco Arroniz PNV 575 18.1 130.44
3 Campezo/Kanpezu Antoñana
Bujanda
Orbiso
Oteo
Santa Cruz de Campezo
Aitor Aguinaga Legorburu PNV 1126 35.4 85.02
4 Lagrán Lagrán
Pipaón
Villaverde
José María Martínez Fernández PNV 178 5.6 45.62
5 Peñacerrada-Urizaharra Baroja
Faido
Loza
Montoria
Payueta
Peñacerrada
Luisa María Alonso Pinedo Agrup. Mun. Independiente 296 9.3 57.06
6 Harana/Valle de Arana Alda
Contrasta
San Vicente de Arana
Ullíbarri-Arana
Pedro San Vicente Corres PNV 296 9.3 39.12
7 (*) Parzonería de Encía 4937
8 (*) Comunidad de Laño, Pipaón y Peñacerrada 5.13
Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa 3179 100 534.87

(*) Not municipalities

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Coordinates: 42°40′48″N 2°29′21″W / 42.68000°N 2.48917°W / 42.68000; -2.48917