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Jata Mountain in Mungialdea
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Capitals Mungia
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Mungialdea is a comarca of the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country, Spain. Mungialdea is the heir of the historical region of Uribe, which was one of the merindades of Biscay. It comprises the most rural area of the historical region of Uribe, drained by the river Butron and with some small municipalities. It is one of the seven comarcas that compose the province of Biscay. Its capital city is Mungia.



Mungialdea is located at the north of the province of Biscay, limiting with the comarcas of Busturialdea on the east, Greater Bilbao on the east and south and the Bay of Biscay on the north.

Its landscape fits with the oceanic climate and can be divided into two subregions:

  • The coast, with beaches and high cliffs.
  • Butrón, the area surrounding the Butrón river.


Beaches of Plentzia (in the foreground) and Gorliz (in the background).
# Municipality Population Territory km²
Escudo de Arrieta.svg Arrieta 558 14,47
Escudo de Bakio.svg Bakio 2.470 16,78
Escudo de Barrika.svg Barrika 1.487 7,77
Escudo de Fruiz.svg Fruiz 450 5,73
Escudo de Gamiz Fika.svg Gamiz-Fika 1.327 15,53
Escudo de Gatika.svg Gatika 1.570 17,42
Escudo de Gorliz.svg Gorliz 5.503 10,29
Escudo de Laukiz.svg Laukiz 1.109 8,16
Escudo de Lemoiz.svg Lemoiz 1.023 18,90
Escudo de Maruri Jatabe.svg Maruri-Jatabe 896 15,8
Escudo de Meñaka.svg Meñaka 702 12,70
Escudo de Mungia.svg Mungia 16.527 52,12
Escudo de Plentzia.svg Plentzia 4.292 11,17
Escudo de Sopelana.svg Sopelana 12.527 8,39
Escudo de Urduliz.svg Urduliz 3.422 7,8

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