Villava

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Villava
Municipality
Flag of Villava
Flag
Coat of arms of Villava
Coat of arms
Villava is located in Spain
Villava
Villava
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°49′51″N 1°36′31″W / 42.83083°N 1.60861°W / 42.83083; -1.60861
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Navarre
Province Navarre
Comarca Cuenca de Pamplona
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Gastearena García (Bildu)
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,496
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 31610
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 948 (Navarre)
Website www.villava.es/es/inicio/

Villava (Basque: Atarrabia) is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. The population is about 10,000, and the town is located 4 km away from Pamplona, the capital of Navarre.

The village was founded in 1184 by King Sancho VI the Wise of Navarre. For several centuries, Villava was just a little town, but in the 1960s, it grew considerably and became an important industrial suburb of Pamplona.

The area of the town is small (just 1 square km), and thus it is not expected to continue growing. It has a large industrial area dedicated mainly to the paper industry, informatics and bus assembly. The town has a good commercial area.[1][2]

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Coordinates: 42°50′N 1°36′W / 42.833°N 1.600°W / 42.833; -1.600