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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. 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. Retrieved 16 Juin 2009.