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Aretxabaleta is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°2′10″N 2°30′16″W / 43.03611°N 2.50444°W / 43.03611; -2.50444
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Basque Kintra
 • Total29.13 km2 (11.25 sq mi)
260 m (850 ft)
 • Total6,995
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialin code34 (Spain) + 943 (Gipuzkoa)
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Aretxabaleta is a toun in the province o Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous commonty o Basque Kintra, northren Spain.

It is locatit on the Vitoria-Bergara road, amaist adjacent tae its lairger northren neebour, the ceety o Mondragón-Arrasate, an the smawer Eskoriatza tae the sooth.

The place name[eedit | eedit soorce]

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In the past, the Basque name "Aretxabaleta" wis commonly uised, baith in Spaingie an in Inglis[1] wi the Spaingie spellin, Arechavaleta. The local govrenment (ayuntamiento) decidit tae offeecially chynge the spellin tae the Basque "Aretxabaleta" on 4 Juin 1979. Their decision wis authorisit bi Spaingie central govrenment on March 3, 1981.[2]

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  1. See e.g. a nummer o Spain travel guides in Inglis published in the 19t hunderyear. Some o thaim can be foond on Google Books bi enterin the Spaingie names o this toun an its neebour, Arechavaleta Mondragon, in the search box (thus avoidin the hits in nan-geographic context)
  2. Euskal Herriko / Boletin Oficial del Pais Vasco. May 11, 1981. Pp. 796-797.

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