Greater Bilbao

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Greater Bilbao

Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyBasque Kintra
 • Total361.3 km2 (139.5 sq mi)

Greater Bilbao (Basque: Bilboaldea, Spaingie: Gran Bilbao) is a admeenistrative diveesion o the province o Biscay, in the Basque Kintra, Spain. It is ane o the seiven comarcas o Biscay an the maist populatit ane. The caipital ceety o Greater Bilbao is Bilbao.

Greater Bilbao is made bi the municipalities situatit alang the Estuar o Bilbao which thairsels shape a conurbation, which metropolitan aurie is the fift maist populous in Spain.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Greater Bilbao (in blue) athin Biscay.

Greater Bilbao, or Bilboaldea, is locatit at the northwast o the province o Biscay, limitin wi the comarcas o Enkarterri in the wast, Mungialdea an Busturialdea in the east, Durangaldea in the sootheast an Arratia-Nerbioi in the sooth. The Bay o Biscay limits at north.

Diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Greater Bilbao can be dividit intae sax subcomarcas or subregions:

  • The ceety o Bilbao.
  • The left bank: Tradeetionally a industrial, port, an manufacturin zone. It includes Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete an Santurtzi.
  • The richt bank: A residential aurie, including Erandio, Leioa, an the mair affluent Getxo,.
  • The minin zone, whaur the main airn ore resources wur locatit: Muskiz, Gallarta, Ortuella
  • Txoriherri, wide expansion zone whaur the internaitional airport an the Varsity o the Basque Kintra are locatit.
  • Hego Uribe, includin Basauri, Galdakao an Arrigorriaga.
  • Uribe-Kosta: the coastal aurie north o Getxo is bein integratit intae the metropolitan aurie in the recent years, wi the development o law density residential auries connectit bi the metro.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sheep, field an fermhoose in Leioa, an biggins o Santurtzi on the backgrund.

Greater Bilbao is dividit intae 25 municipalities, bein Bilbao the caipital ceety. The 25 municipalities, amang some ithers, mak the Bilbao metropolitan aurie.

# Municipality Population Territory km²
Escudo de Abanto Vizcaya.svg Abanto Zierbena 9.647 18
Escudo de Alonsotegi.svg Alonsotegi 2.835 16
Escudo de Arrigorriaga.svg Arrigorriaga 12.435 22,8
Escudo de Barakaldo.svg Barakaldo 100.502 24,3
Escudo de Basauri.svg Basauri 42.657 7,2
Bilbao 354.860 41,2
Escudo de Derio.svg Derio 5.307 7,4
Escudo de Zierbena.svg Zierbena 1.382 9,1
Escudo de Etxebarri.svg Etxebarri 9.171 3,3
Escudo de Erandio.svg Erandio 24.262 18
Escudo de Galdakao.svg Galdakao 29.226 31,7
Escudo de Getxo.svg Getxo 80.770 11,9
Escudo de Larrabetzu.svg Larrabetzu 1.874 21,5
Escudo de Leioa.svg Leioa 30.079 8,5
Escudo de Lezama.svg Lezama 2.465 16,5
Escudo de Loiu.svg Loiu 2.290 15,3
Escudo de Muskiz.svg Muskiz 7.216 21,5
Escudo de Ortuella.svg Ortuella 8.520 7,7
Escudo de Portugalete.svg Portugalete 48.105 3,2
Escudo de Santurtzi.svg Santurtzi 46.978 6,7
Escudo de Sestao.svg Sestao 29.476 3,5
Escudo de Sondika.svg Sondika 4.536 6,3
Escudo de Trapagaran.svg Trapagaran 12.353 13,1
Escudo de Zamudio.svg Zamudio 3.203 18,1
Escudo de Zaratamo.svg Zaratamo 1.735 10

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