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Ea, Biscay

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Location of Ea in Biscay.
Location of Ea in Biscay.
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty País Vasco
 • MayorJuan Luis Landazabal Lamikiz (Bildu)
 • Total14.17 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total865
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Spaingie: Earra
Basque: Eatar
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code

Ea (pronooncit Ie in Basque an aw) is a toun an municipality locatit in the province o Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o Basque Kintra, northren Spain.

The toun haes three burghs: Ea, Bedarona an Natxitua. The main ane, Ea, is the maist populatit o the municipality, which haes a tot population o 870 (2007).

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Ea is locatit on the coast, 50 km northeast frae Bilbao, in the bottom o a snaw estuar that breaks throu the clints o the Bay o Biscay. The Ea river crosses the toun, which haes three brigs, the audest ane bein the sae-cried "Roman Brig" (featurt in the coat o airms) that is really a medieval ane. Thare is a smaw fishin port, but the predominant activities o the toun are agricultur, silvicultur an cattle, wi mony ferms disperse aroond the teepically Basque kintraside.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie wis a landwart ane, centered on the pairishes o Natxitua an Bedarona. In the 16t century, fishermen frae baith veelages foondit a new permanent dounset at the bottom o the snaw estuar o the river Ea. Efter twa hunderyears, the dounset became far mair important than its twa neebourin veelages, sae feenally a new municipality wis creatit, unitin the twa umwhile veelages an wi caipital in Ea. As a remainder o its past as twa separatit pairishes, Ea haes twa main kirks, ane at each bank o the river.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is a taxi service in the toun. Contact Iratxe on 616395470 or 626219407

Fiestas[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first fiesta in the calendar is San Juan, frae the nicht o the 23rd till the 26t o Juin. On the 16t o Julie the toun celebrates The Virgin o Carmen, patron saunt o fishermen. San Ignacio taks place in the Bedarona neebourheid on the 31st o Julie. On the first weekend o August thare is the Gazte Eguna rock festival in Natxitua. On August 24t the fowk o the toun gather thegither for San Bartolome day. Thare is a paella championship, tradeetional Basque sports an dancin at nicht. Thare is a end-o-simmer pairty on the last weekend o August.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Days O Poetry

Ivery year syne 2003, for three days in Julie, members o the cultural wirkshop HEA, inspired bi the Basque poet an Ea simmer visitor Gabriel Aresti, organise the poetry festival Eako Poesia Egunak (Days o Poetry in Ea). The event incorporates dance, poetry, concerts an theatre an haes acome a major event in the Basque cultural calendar.

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Coordinates: 43°22′53″N 2°34′57″W / 43.38139°N 2.58250°W / 43.38139; -2.58250