Mallabia

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Mallabia
Municipality
Mallabia owerview
Mallabia owerview
Banner o Mallabia
Banner
Coat o airms o Mallabia
Coat o airms
Location o Mallabia in Biscay.
Location o Mallabia in Biscay.
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Basque Kintra
Province Biscay
Comarca Durangaldea
Govrenment
 • Mayor Maria Milagros Mondragon Sagastagoia (Bildu)
Aurie
 • Total 23,79 km2 (919 sq mi)
Elevation 259 m (850 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Tot 1.135
 • Density 0.00048/km2 (0.0012/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Mallabitarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48260
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Mallabia (in Basque an offeecially, in Spaingie: Mallavia) is an elizate, toun an municipality locatit in the province o Biscay, in the Basque Kintra, northren Spain. Mallabia is pairt o the comarca o Durangaldea an haes a population o 1.135 indwallers as o 2006 an accordin tae the Spaingie Naitional Stateestics Institute.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The etymology o the wird Mallabia mey come frae the Basque wird malla ("step", "level" or "hicht") an bi(a) ("twa" or "the ane wi twa"), then refers tae the place wi "twa levels" or "twa hichts".

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

As it is common wi the elizates, the date o foondation o Mallabia is unkent. Its oreegin is linkit wi the auld Tierra Llana (Spainyie for "flat land") o the auncient merindad o Durango. At some pynt, it possibly split frae the elizate o Zanazaurra (in which land the elizate o Ermua wis foondit). Syne 1635, Mallabia haed vyce an richt tae vote in the Juntas o Guerendiaga, whaur it occupee'd the seat nummer three. The local kirk wis opened in the 11t hunderyear, it wis reconstructit in the 16t hunderyear fenally feenished in 1750.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Mallabia is locatit in the eastren pairt o Biscay. It leemits at north wi the municipalities o Markina-Xemein an Etxebarria, at sooth wi Zaldibar at east wi Eibar (province o Gipuzkoa) an Ermua an at wast wi Berriz.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is crossed bi the roads BI-3301 (Ermua-Trabakua), BI-633 (Durango-Ondarroa) an the N-634, which connects the toun wi Bilbao, Donostia, Durango an Eibar, amang ithers. The nearest heich-gate is the AP-8, which canna be accessed frae the toun; the closest access is locatit in Ermua.

The nairae-gauge regional railweys Euskotren daes no hae a station in the toun, despite crossin near tae it.

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Coordinates: 43°10′59″N 2°31′59″W / 43.18306°N 2.53306°W / 43.18306; -2.53306