View of Anana
View of Añana

Añana is both a valley and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country, northern Spain, with the main population nucleus being the village of Salinas de Añana. Moreover, Añana is also the name of one of the seven counties in which the province is divided. The town is renowned for its old salt flats, which were formed beginning in the Triassic Period.[1] Over 5,000 pans have been built since the Roman times, with exportation of its salt a major business. Now, the area has focused on spa tourism to bring needed income to the area.[2]


  1. "The origin of salt". Fundación Valle Salado de Añana. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  2. "Visiting the Salt Valley". Fundación Valle Salado de Añana. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.

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Coordinates: 42°48′04″N 2°59′06″W / 42.80111°N 2.98500°W / 42.80111; -2.98500

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