Work on presenting the villages of Lower Navarre

Further to a request by the Public University of Navarre, the BCI undertook a presentation of villages in the historic province of Lower Navarre.

Former view of the village of Béhorléguy (private archives)

75 municipalities in Lower Navarre were studied, ie. approx. 90 former parishes (certain villages are grouped together like Arraute-Charrite, for example).

The presentation includes a written description of approximately 675 pages. It is sometimes complemented by historic documents and various plans (villages, old buildings that were destroyed, etc). The presentation is also amended with bibliographical and monographic references corresponding to 200 works, and sometimes even web links.

This research lasting 6 months was carried out by Bixente Lohiague. It involved studying in depth and summarising some thirty books, articles and other documents (whether published or not) of different types (archaeological, architectural, historical, geological, etc.).

This study would not have been possible without the help of around a hundred referees, local councillors and scientists, as well as local inhabitants with an extensive knowledge of oral tradition and village life.

Bixente Lohiague, the author of the collection

Bixente Lohiague carried out almost 4500 photos (villages, streets, heritage) in addition to 2900 former photos which he collected: ethnographical items, family photos, village photos, etc.

All this material will soon be available for consultation at www.eke.org and also at www.navarchivo.com.

In the meanwhile here is a list of the municipalities studied (photograph and GPS) :

Ahatsa
Ahatsa
Aiherra
Aiherra
Ainhize-Monjolose
Ainhize-Monjolose
Aintzila
Aintzila
Aiziritze-Gamue-Zohazti
Aiziritze-Gamue-Zohazti
Akamarre
Akamarre
Aldude
Aldude
Amenduze-Unaso
Amenduze-Unaso
Amorotze-Zokotze
Amorotze-Zokotze
Anhauze
Anhauze
Arberatze-Zilhekoa
Arberatze-Zilhekoa
Arboti-Zohota
Arboti-Zohota
Arhantsusi
Arhantsusi
Armendaritze
Armendaritze
Arnegi
Arnegi
Arrosa
Arrosa
Arrueta-Sarrikota
Arrueta-Sarrikota
Azkarate
Azkarate
Baigorri
Baigorri
Banka
Banka
Bastida
Bastida
Behaskane-Laphizketa
Behaskane-Laphizketa
Behauze
Behauze
Behorlegi
Behorlegi
Bidarrai
Bidarrai
Bidaxune
Bidaxune
Bithiriña
Bithiriña
Bunuze
Bunuze
Burgue-Erreiti
Burgue-Erreiti
Buztintze-Hiriberri
Buztintze-Hiriberri
Donaixti Ibarre
Donaixti Ibarre
Donamartiri
Donamartiri
Donapaleu
Donapaleu
Donazaharre
Donazaharre
Donibane Garazi
Donibane Garazi
Donoztiri
Donoztiri
Duzunaritze-Sarasketa
Duzunaritze-Sarasketa
Eiheralarre
Eiheralarre
Erango
Erango
Ezterenzubi
Ezterenzubi
Gabadi
Gabadi
Gamarte
Gamarte
Garruze
Garruze
Heleta
Heleta
Hozta
Hozta
Ibarla
Ibarla
Iholdi
Iholdi
Ilharre
Ilharre
Irisarri
Irisarri
Irulegi
Irulegi
Izpura
Izpura
Izturitze
Izturitze
Izura-Azme
Izura-Azme
Jatsu
Jatsu
Jutsi
Jutsi
Labetze-Bizkai
Labetze-Bizkai
Lakarra
Lakarra
Landibarre
Landibarre
Larribarre-Sorhapürü
Larribarre-Sorhapürü
Larzabale
Larzabale
Lasa
Lasa
Lekunberri
Lekunberri
Lukuze-Altzumarta
Lukuze-Altzumarta
Martxuta
Martxuta
Mehaine
Mehaine
Mendibe
Mendibe
Oragarre
Oragarre
Ortzaize
Ortzaize
Ostankoa
Ostankoa
Pagola
Pagola
Suhuskune
Suhuskune
Uharte Garazi
Uharte Garazi
Uhartehiri
Uhartehiri
Urepele
Urepele
Zaro
Zaro