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Olite / Erriberri

Flag of Olite / Erriberri
Official seal of Olite / Erriberri
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
 • MayorAndoni Lacarra (Agrupemos Olite - Erriberri Elkartu)
 • Total83.20 km2 (32.12 sq mi)
388 m (1,273 ft)
 • Total3,931
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)olitense; olitejo (a); erriberritar

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]


  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


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

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