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Erandio is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°18′17″N 2°58′23″W / 43.30472°N 2.97306°W / 43.30472; -2.97306
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Basque Kintra
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
 • MayorJoseba Goikouria Zarraga (PNV)
 • Total18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
 • Total24,326
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 94 (Biscay)
WebsiteToun Haw

Erandio is a toun an municipality locatit in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o Basque Kintra, northern Spain.

In 1415, durin the War o the Baunds, the corregidor, the ryally-appointit govrenor o the Biscayan hermandad, actin on ryal orders, siphoned aff Biscayan wheat tae the Asturias, incitin a rebellion. The Biscayans wur defeatit at Erandio wi the loss o saxty men an the wheat transfers continued.

Festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

Several annual festivals are celebratit in Erandio. Maist o thaim are fiestas patronales (patronage festivals, held in the days aroond the date dedicatit tae the patron saunts unner whose advocation kirks an hermits are). The local public holiday o the municipality rotates yearly on August 10, August 28 an the corpus Christi day.[1]

Erandio haes celebratit a street muisic festival cried Musikale an aw, wi muisic baunds mairchin an playin in the neebourheids o Altzaga and Astrabudua. Musikale wis oreeginally conceived in the neebourin municipality o Leioa. For some years it wis held simultaneously in Leioa, Erandio, Basauri an Sestao, but the ither municipalities droppit it, an in 2013 anerly Erandio organisit it.[2]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erandio is connectit tae ither municipalities o Biscay (like Barakaldo, Bermeo, Bilbao, Derio, Getxo, Larrabetzu, Laukiz, Leioa, Mungia an Muskiz) bi Bizkaibus bus services [3] an bi Line 1 o Metro Bilbao, which haes three stations in Erandio (Lutxana, Erandio, an Astrabudua). It is connectit tae Barakaldo an aw bi regular fluvial transport ower the Estuar o Bilbao.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fiestas Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine Wab page o Erandio Municipal Council (in Spaingie)
  2. Íñigo Sánchez de Luna, Musikale sobrevive en Erandio, El Correo, September 19, 2013(in Spaingie)
  3. Queries Web of the Foral Diputation of Biscay (in Inglis)

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Coordinates: 43°18′N 2°57′W / 43.300°N 2.950°W / 43.300; -2.950