Villava – Atarrabia
|Comarca||Cuenca de Pamplona|
|• Mayor||Pedro Gastearena García (Bildu)|
|• Total||1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation(AMSL)||430 m (1,410 ft)|
|• Density||10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 948 (Navarre)|
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.
- VILLAVA/ATARRABIA in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia (Euskomedia Fundazioa) (Spanish)
- Villava's town hall website
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