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Location of Alonsotegi within the Basque Country

Coordinates: 43°14′48″N 2°59′16″W / 43.24667°N 2.98778°W / 43.24667; -2.98778Coordinates: 43°14′48″N 2°59′16″W / 43.24667°N 2.98778°W / 43.24667; -2.98778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
  Mayor José Luis Erezuma (PNV)
  Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 2,843
  Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Basque: alonsotegiarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48220
Website Official website

Alonsotegi (Spanish: Alonsotegui) is a municipality in the province of Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. The current name of Alonsotegui was manifest in the 1990s when it separated it from the Baracaldo municipality to which was attached since the end of 19th century. Alonsotegui is approximately 8 kilometres from the center of Bilbao. The village is situated in the valley of the River Cadagua.

With a total length of 16.02 km², its population of 2,831 (INE 2008) is shared between the 3 towns (Alonsotegui (the capital), Iráuregui, and Arbuyo) of the municipality.


Alonsotegui occupies 20 km². The settlement of the population, as well as the industries, are located in the corridor that the River Cadagua opens between the Sasiburu saw (up to 500 m) and the mountains Ganecogorta (998 m) and Pagasarri (673 m). Several streams have their source on their slopes and bring water to the Cadagua. The center is located at an altitude of 46 m. It borders Baracaldo and Bilbao on the north, Arrancudiaga and Güeñes on the south with, Arrigorriaga and Bilbao on the east, and Güeñes on the west .


The history of Alonsotegi is divided into 4 periods:

  1. Until the late 15th and early 16th centuries, Alonsotegui was part of the municipality of Arrigorriaga.
  2. In the 16th century, an independent churchyard was established and remained as such until 1888.
  3. From November 13, 1888 until December 31, 1990, the place remained annexed to the Alonsotegui Baracaldo municipality.
  4. January 1, 1991, a new and distinct town was delegated in conjunction with the district Iráuregui as Baracaldés.

Places of interest

Alonsotegui has several items of historical, cultural and natural interest:

Municipal elections, 2011

Six parties submitted the lists of the municipality: EAJ-PNV, Bildu, PSE-EE, PP, EB and an independent party called Alonsotegiko Ezkerra. The results were as follows:

Political Party Number of votes % valid votes for candidates Town councillor
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV) 708 41,55% 5
Bildu (Bildu) 500 29,34% 4
Alonsotegiko Ezkerra (AE) 194 11,38% 1
Basque Country's Socialist Party - Euskadiko Ezkerra (PSE-EE) 173 10,15% 1
Partido Popular (PP) 68 3,99% 0
Ezker Batua (EB) 30 1,76% 0

This led to winning the current mayor of the town Aitor Santiesteban Aldama.


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