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Busturialde - Urdaibai
Comarcas de Bizkaia.png
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyBasque Kintra
CaipitalsBermeo an Guernica
 • Total220 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Total46.000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Lairgest municipalityBermeo (17.144)

Busturialdea, namit Busturialde - Urdaibai an aw is a comarca o the province o Biscay, in the Basque Kintra, Spain. It is the heir o "Busturia", ane o the oreeginal merindades that uised tae compone the province o Biscay, which shoud no be ramfeeselt wi Busturia, which is a municipality locatit in this region. Busturialdea is a diminished portion o the same oreeginal subregion an haes twa caipital ceeties; Bermeo an Gernika-Lumo. It is ane o the seiven comarcas that compone the province o Biscay.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Busturia uised tae be ane o the merindades o Biscay an includit a lairger territory than the current ane o Busturialdea, as it reached the province o Gipuzkoa.

Busturialdea wis historically the core o Biscay: the caipitals o the province, Bermeo an Guernica, wur locatit in it; the veelage o Mundaka, belangin tae this region an aw, haed the privilege o speakin aye first in the sessions o its pairlament an for some time, the harbour o Bermeo wis the main portuar facility, tikl Bilbao wis foondit in 1300.

Busturialdea an its lush estuar wi important in prehistory an aw. Pairticularly significative is its steid o Santimamiñe cave, that yieldit a full sequence o human habitation frae Neanderthals tae the Airn Age, an bonnie Magdalenian cave pentins.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Busturialdea is locatit at the north o the province o Biscay, limitin wi the comarcas o Lea-Artibai on the east, Uribe an Greater Bilbao on the wast an Durangaldea on the sooth. The Bay o Biscay leemits at north.

The comarca is locatit alang the Urdaibai estuar, which haes been namit Biosphere Reserve bi UNESCO in 1984[1][2]

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo
San Antonio beach, Sukarrieta
Municipality Population Territory km²
Escudo de Ajangiz.svg Ajangiz 457 7,35
Escudo de Arratzu.svg Arratzu 388 10,34
Escudo de Bermeo.svg Bermeo 17.144 34,12
Escudo de Busturia.svg Busturia 1.745 19,63
Escudo de Kortezubi.svg Kortezubi 423 11,91
Escudo de Ea.svg Ea 886 14,17
Escudo de Elantxobe.svg Elantxobe 402 1,85
Escudo de Ereño.svg Ereño 278 10,67
Escudo de Errigoiti.svg Errigoiti 537 16,42
Escudo de Forua.svg Forua 969 7,94
Escudo de Gautegiz Arteaga.svg Gautegiz Arteaga 910 13,57
Escudo de Gernika Lumo.svg Gernika-Lumo 16.812 8,47
Escudo de Ibarrangelu.svg Ibarrangelu 641 15,56
Escudo de Mendata.svg Mendata 378 22,39
Escudo de Morga.svg Morga 406 17,6
Escudo de Muxika.svg Muxika 1.468 50,02
Escudo de Mundaka.svg Mundaka 1.940 4,15
Escudo de Murueta.svg Murueta 302 5,45
Escudo de Nabarniz.svg Nabarniz 227 11,75
Escudo de Sukarrieta.svg Sukarrieta 357 2,3

Photo Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bizkaia maitea. Urdaibai Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia - Diputación Foral de Bizkaia
  2. Actividades en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai UNESO Center of the Basque Country.

Coordinates: 43°20′52″N 2°41′33″W / 43.34778°N 2.69250°W / 43.34778; -2.69250