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Bilbao
Bilbo (Basque)
Bilbao (Spainyie)
Municipality
Clockwise frae top: Panorama frae mount Artxanda, Kirk o San Antón, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Fosterito, an Euskalduna Palace

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Nickname(s): el botxo
Bilbao is located in Basque Country
Bilbao
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Location of Bilbao within the Basque Autonomous Community
Bilbao is located in Spain
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Location o Bilbao athin Spain
Coordinates: 43°15′25″N 2°55′25″W / 43.25694°N 2.92361°W / 43.25694; -2.92361
Kintra Banner o Spain Spain
Autonomous commonty Banner o Basque Kintra (autonomous commonty) Basque Kintra
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Foondit 15 Juin 1300
Government
 • Type Mayor-Cooncil
 • Mayor Iñaki Azkuna (PNV)
Area
 • Municipality 40.65 km2 (15.70 sq mi)
 • Urban 17.35 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
 • Rural 23.30 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Highest elevation 689 m (2,260 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Municipality 367,890
 • Density 9,100/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 950,155
Demonym Basque: Bilbotarra
Spainyie: Bilbaíno, Bilbaína
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48001 – 48015
Dialin code +34 94
Offeecial leid(s) Basque, Spainyie
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Bilbao (pronounced /bɪlˈbaʊ/;[1] Basque: Bilbo) is a Spainyie municipality, caipital o the province o Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o the Basque Kintra. Wi a population o 353,187 as o 2010,[2] it is the lairgest ceety o its autonomous commonty an the tent lairgest in Spain. Bilbao lees athin ane o Spain's lairgest metropolitan auries; the comarca o Greater Bilbao haes an estimatit population o 875,552,[3] makin it the fift maist populatit conurbation in the kintra.

Bilbao is situatit in the north-central pairt o Spain, some 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) sooth o the Bay o Biscay, where the estuary o Bilbao is formit. Its main urban core is surroondit bi twa sma muntain ranges wi an average elevation o 400 metres (1,300 ft).[4]

Twin ceeties an consulates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bilbao is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Define Bilbao". reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  2. "List of place names". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  3. "Population by province and sex". Basque Statistics Office. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. Quiroga 2001: 17
  5. "Tbilisi Municipal Portal - Sister Cities". © 2009 - Tbilisi City Hall. Retrieved 2009-06-16.