Our headquarters are in Navarre, but... does this really matter? Living as we do in the Information Society, we move at a rate of bits per second. We are always in the right place and at the right time. Nevertheless, here are some facts:
Location and Population
Navarre stands in Northern Spain, on the westernmost slopes of the Pyrenees, sharing 163 km of its borders with Southern France. The region enjoys a strategic location, at the core of the River Ebro Axis, one of the most important development cores in SW Europe, between Southern France and the Autonomous Communities of the Basque Country, La Rioja, Aragón, Madrid and Cataluña.
The European routes coming from the Pyrenees at Roncevaux and Somport mark the path of the Pilgrim's Way of Saint James running southbound across Navarre.
Pop. 500,000. Two out of every three inhabitants live in the areas of Pamplona
and Tudela, the region's two most important cities, whilst the rest belong
to one of the remaining 900 municipalities, which have an intense rural touch.
Most part of the territory is an Objective 2 area. In the past 20 years, Navarre has had an industrial and economic development rate above Spanish and EU averages.
The region has three universities and twelve technological centres. Most of the 1500 industrial businesses in the region are SMEs, and over 100 multinational companies have established regional quarters in Navarre.
The most important industrial sectors are: automotive, food, drinks and metal products making. Other important sectors include: electric and electronic parts, furniture, paper, packaging and editing.
Other recently booming sectors are: energy (particularly wind-generated energy) and rural tourism (especially in the North, considering its the rich natural and cultural heritage).