Navarra, the Comunidad Foral de Navarra, is situated in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees, where it shares a 163-kilometre stretch of frontier with France. It has a land area of 10,391.08 square kilometres.
Navarre is a European crossroads between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and connects Spain up with the rest of Europe. Pamplona-Iruña with a population of 197,000, is the capital of the region.
Navarre has a diversified economy and a strong industrial sector.
An economically privileged region…
- Navarre has the 3rd highest GDP per capita in Spain.
- Navarre has an S&P credit rating of AA-(2019). Above the Spanish average.
- Navarra has its own taxation system.
…and a highly qualified one
The region’s university system includes two public universities: the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) and the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) in Pamplona and Tudela and one private university: the Universidad de Navarra (UNAV). There is also an extensive network of vocational training centres.
19th Navarra is in place among the 271 european with the highest levels of qualify people in science and technology.
Also, Navarre has an innovation system.
Most of the region’s technology centers come under ADITECH (an umbrella organization) that consists of 11 centers in 4 sectors: Agrifood, Biotech, Energy and Industry.