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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 Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine, 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