Villava – Atarrabia

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Flag of Villava
Coat of arms of Villava
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Villava is located in Spain
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
 • Mayor Pedro Gastearena García (Bildu)
 • 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 Town Hall

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 60s, it grew considerably and became an important industrial suburb of Pamplona.

The area of the town is small (just 1 square km), and due to this fact 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 and because of that the town is alive.

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