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lava (Basque Araba, Spanish lava) is a province of northern Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country. It is one of the seven traditional provinces of the wider Basque Country.

It is bordered by the provinces of Burgos, La Rioja, Navarra, Guip zcoa, and Vizcaya. Within lava is Trevi o, an enclave which is part of Burgos province, Castile-Leon, although there is some support for Trevi o joining the Basque Country.

The capital of lava is Vitoria - Gasteiz in Basque, which also serves as the capital of the autonomous community. The province is divided into seven counties (comarcas): A ana; Ayala/Aiara; Campezo/Kanpezu; Laguardia/Biaizteri; Salvatierra/Agurain; Vitoria-Gasteiz; Zuya/Zuia.

List of municipalities in lava

Lordship of Alava

List of rulers (original names):

  • Eylon c. 850-875
  • Vela Jimenez c. 875-923
  • Fernan Gonzalez 923-970, Alava feudatary of Castille intil 1046
  • Nu o Gonzalez 970-1033
  • Fortunio I iguez 1033-1046
  • Munio Mu oz (co-sir) 1046-1060, Alava feudatary of Navarre 1046-1085
  • Sancho Maceratio (co-sir) 1046-1060
  • Ramiro 1060-1075
  • Marcelo 1075-1085
  • Lope I iguez 1085-? , Alava feudatary of Castilla until 1123
  • Lope Diaz the White ?-1093
  • Lope Gonzalez 1093-1099
  • Lope Sanchez 1099-1114
  • Diego Lopez I 1114-1123
  • Don Ladron 1123-1158, Alava feudatary of Navarra until 1199
  • Don Vela 1158-1175
  • Juan Velaz 1175-1181
  • Diego Lopez II 1181-1187
  • I igo de Oriz 1187-1199
  • Diego Lopez de Haro I 1199-1214, Alava feudatary of Castilla until personal union of 1332
  • Lope Diaz de Haro I 1214-1240
  • Nu o Gonzalez de Lara 1240-1252
  • Diego Lopez de Haro II 1252-1274
  • Fernando de la Cerda 1274-1280
  • Lope Diaz de Haro II 1280-1288
  • Juan Alonso de Haro 1288-1310
  • Diego Lopez de Salcedo 1310-1332

The title is attributed to the Castillan kings 1332

Traditional provinces of Euskal Herria / Basque Country
Hegoalde: Gipuzkoa | Araba | Bizkaia | Nafarroa
Iparralde: Lapurdi | Nafarroa Beherea | Zuberoa

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ALAVA, DON MIGUEL RICARDO DE (1770-1843), Spanish general and statesman, was born at Vittoria in 1770.
On the breaking out of the revolution of 1820 he was chosen by the province of Alava to represent it in the Cortes, where he became conspicuous in the party of the Exaltados, and in 1822 was made president.
Frequent and honorable mention of Alava is made in Napier's History of the Peninsular War, and his name is often met both in lives of the duke of Wellington and in his correspondence.
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