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Bilbao

Bilbo (in Basque)
Bilbao (in Spaingie)
Clockwise frae top: Panorama frae mount Artxanda, Kirk o San Antón, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Fosterito, an Euskalduna Palace
Clockwise frae top: Panorama frae mount Artxanda, Kirk o San Antón, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Fosterito, an Euskalduna Palace
Banner o Bilbao
Banner
Coat of airms o Bilbao
Coat airms
Eik-name(s): 
el botxo
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Coordinates: 43°15′25″N 2°55′25″W / 43.25694°N 2.92361°W / 43.25694; -2.92361Coordinates: 43°15′25″N 2°55′25″W / 43.25694°N 2.92361°W / 43.25694; -2.92361
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Basque Kintra
ProvinceBiscay
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
Foondit15 Juin 1300
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorIñaki Azkuna (PNV)
Area
 • Municipality40.65 km2 (15.70 sq mi)
 • Urban
17.35 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
 • Landwart
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
 (2018)[2]
 • Municipality345,821
 • Density8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,037,847[1]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
48001 – 48015
Dialin code+34 94
Offeecial leid(s)Basque, Spaingie
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Bilbao (pronounced /bɪlˈbaʊ/ (deprecatit template);[3] Basque: Bilbo) is a Spaingie municipality, caipital o the province o Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o the Basque Kintra. Wi a population o 353,187 as o 2010,[4] 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,[5] 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).[6]

Twin ceeties an consulates[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bilbao is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population on 1 January by age groups and sex – functional urban areas".
  2. . Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |1= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "Define Bilbao". reference.com. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  4. "List of place names". National Statistics Institute. Archived frae the original on 2 Januar 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  5. "Population by province and sex". Basque Statistics Office. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  6. Quiroga 2001: 17
  7. "Tbilisi Municipal Portal - Sister Cities". © 2009 - Tbilisi City Hall. Archived frae the original on 24 Julie 2013. Retrieved 16 Juin 2009.