Olite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Olite / Erriberri

Flag of Olite / Erriberri
Flag
Official seal of Olite / Erriberri
Seal
Olite / Erriberri is located in Spain
Olite / Erriberri
Olite / Erriberri
Location of Olite within Spain / Navarre
Olite / Erriberri is located in Navarre
Olite / Erriberri
Olite / Erriberri
Olite / Erriberri (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
MerindadMerindad de Olite
ComarcaComarca de Tafalla
MancomunidadMairaga
MunicipalityOlite/Erriberri
Government
 • MayorAndoni Lacarra (Agrupemos Olite - Erriberri Elkartu)
Area
 • Total83.20 km2 (32.12 sq mi)
Elevation
388 m (1,273 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,931
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)olitense; olitejo (a); erriberritar
Websitewww.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[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Olite and Sauveterre make contact again" the two towns are twinned since July 31, 1988. olite.com.es Archived September 18, 2016, at the Wayback Machine

Bibliography[edit]

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

External links[edit]