Olite

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Olite
Municipality
Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite
Flag of Olite
Flag
Official seal of Olite
Seal
Olite is located in Spain
Olite
Olite
Olite is located in Navarre
Olite
Olite
Location of Olite within Spain / Navarre
Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 1°39′45″W / 42.48750°N 1.66250°W / 42.48750; -1.66250Coordinates: 42°29′15″N 1°39′45″W / 42.48750°N 1.66250°W / 42.48750; -1.66250
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Navarre
Merindad Merindad de Olite
Comarca Comarca de Tafalla
Mancomunidad Mairaga
Municipality Olite
Government
 • Mayor Andoni Lacarra (Agrupemos Olite - Erriberri Elkartu)
Area
 • Total 83.20 km2 (32.12 sq mi)
Elevation 388 m (1,273 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,915
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) olitense; olitejo (a); erriberritar
Website www.olite.es

Olite (Erriberri in Basque language) is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.

According to Isidore of Seville's (Historia de regibus Gothorum, Vandalorum et Suevorum), the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania (621-631) in order to control and punish the Vascones. However, this town was not heard of again until five centuries later, when the present-day town was founded and chartered.

The Palacio Real de Olite, a fine Gothic castle-palace, was the royal seat of Charles III of Navarre.

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Town State/Region Country
Arthez-de-Béarn Blason département fr Pyrénées-Atlantiques.svg Pyrénées-Atlantiques  France
Sauveterre-de-Guyenne  Gironde  France[1]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alejandro Díez. Olite, historia de un reino. Gráficas Lizarra. 1984.

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