Montaña Alavesa

Montaña Alavesa (Basque: Arabako Mendialdea), full Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa, is a comarca of the province of Álava, Spain. It is located to the southeast of Álava and covers an area of 534.87 km² with a population of 3179 people (2010). The capital lies in Santa Cruz de Campezo.

Cuadrilla Shield
Montaña Alavesa
Landscape of Montaña Alavesa

It includes the municipalities of Arraya-Maestu, Bernedo, Campezo, Lagrán, Peñacerrada and Valle de Arana as well as the lands of the Parzonería de Encía and the communities of Laño, Pipaón and Peñacerrada. It brings together a total of 47 locations.

PopulationEdit

Montaña Alavesa is a mountainous region and sparsely populated. It has lost over half its population throughout the twentieth century, from the more than 8,000 people in 1900 to the current population. 35.7% of the working population is employed in agriculture. 32% is devoted to industrial activity. Thanks to rising tourism the services industry is presenting an important area of development.

Municipalities and townsEdit

The municipalities and towns (municipality capitals in bold) that make up Montaña Alavesa are:

# Municipality Councils Mayor Political Party Population
(2010)
% Population Territory km²
1 Arraia-Maeztu Apellániz
Atauri
Azazeta
Korres
Maeztu
Onraita/Erroeta
Real Valle de Laminoria
Róitegui
Sabando
Virgala Mayor
Ángel Marcos Pérez de Arrilucea Pérez de Alday PNV 708 22.3 123.11
2 Bernedo Angostina
Arlucea
Bernedo
Marquínez
Navarrete
Oquina
Quintana
San Román de Campezo
Urarte
Urturi
Villafría
Juana Velasco Arroniz PNV 575 18.1 130.44
3 Campezo/Kanpezu Antoñana
Bujanda
Orbiso
Oteo
Santa Cruz de Campezo
Aitor Aguinaga Legorburu PNV 1126 35.4 85.02
4 Lagrán Lagrán
Pipaón
Villaverde
José María Martínez Fernández PNV 178 5.6 45.62
5 Peñacerrada-Urizaharra Baroja
Faido
Loza
Montoria
Payueta
Peñacerrada
Luisa María Alonso Pinedo Agrup. Mun. Independiente 296 9.3 57.06
6 Harana/Valle de Arana Alda
Contrasta
San Vicente de Arana
Ullíbarri-Arana
Pedro San Vicente Corres PNV 296 9.3 39.12
7 (*) Parzonería de Encía 4937
8 (*) Comunidad de Laño, Pipaón y Peñacerrada 5.13
Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa 3179 100 534.87

(*) Not municipalities

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Coordinates: 42°40′48″N 2°29′21″W / 42.68000°N 2.48917°W / 42.68000; -2.48917