The Goierri Region
The Goierri Region is a small region in the inland part of Gipuzkoa, situated 40 kilometres from the coast and from the provincial capital, Donostia. It lies in the heart of Gipuzkoa province and is 271.3 square kilometres in size.
The Goierri region is made up of 18 municipalities (Altzaga, Arama, Ataun, Beasain, Gabiria, Gaintza, Idiazabal, Itsasondo, Lazkao, Legorreta, Mutiloa, Olaberria, Ordizia, Ormaiztegi, Segura, Zaldibia, Zegama and Zerain) with a population of around 42,000 inhabitants. Each municipality contributes on a per capita basis (proportional to the number of inhabitants).
Economic activity takes place mainly within the industrial sector. At present, approximately 50% of employment is concentrated in the industrial sector and 46% in the services sector, within which tourism has become a growth industry in recent years.
However, besides providing a high level of support to industrial activity, the development agency offers its services in other areas, such as the region's burgeoning tourist industry, the service for new business ideas and social activities, and Agenda 21, all of which are so important for socio-economic development in the region.
In the industrial sector, metal-mechanical products predominate, and 78% of employed people work for 10 companies. Most other businesses are of the micro enterprise type (SMEs characterized by their small size). In short there is a high level of concentration with regard to both employment and types of business activity.
Goierri in figures
Análisis del padrón 2010
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GetGoierri Basque Country Catalog
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Información sobre la actividad industrial de la comarca.
Local Council websites