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Éibar

Eibar

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Eibar
Eibar
Location in Spain.

Coordinates: 43°11′N 2°28′W / 43.183°N 2.467°W / 43.183; -2.467

Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Debabarrena
Government
 • Mayor Miguel de los Toyos
Area
 • Total 24.78 km2 (9.57 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,378
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym Eibarrés
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Eibar is a city and municipality within the province of Gipuzkoa, in the Basque Country of Spain. The city was chartered by Alfonso XI of Castile in 1346. Its chief industry since the 16th century has been the manufacture of armaments, particularly finely engraved small arms. It was also the home of Serveta scooters.

The city is home to the SD Eibar football team who (as of 2009/10) play in the Segunda División B.

Cycling

Since 2009, the city hosts an annual stage finish in the Tour of Basque Country, usually after the riders have climbed the Alto de Arrate. Before that, this was a traditional finish in the Euskal Bizikleta. The Arrate-finish was also included in the 2012 Vuelta a España.

Winners of the Eibar stage in the Tour of the Basque Country
Winners of the Eibar stage in the Vuelta a España

Famous people

External links

  • Official website
  • eibar.org
  • Eibar´s pages
  • EIBAR in the Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia (Euskomedia Fundazioa) (Spanish)



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