Lea-Artibai

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Lea-Artibai
Símon Bolivar Square in Ziortza-Bolibar
Símon Bolivar Square in Ziortza-Bolibar
Lea-Artibai eskualdea.svg
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyBasque Kintra
ProvinceBiscay
CaipitalMarkina-Xemein
Municipalities
Area
 • Total206 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Tot26,095
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Lairgest municipalityOndarroa

Lea-Artibai is a comarca o the province o Biscay, in the Basque Kintra, Spain. Lea-Artibai is the heir o the historical merindad o Markina, which wis ane o the merindades o Biscay. Currently, Lea-Artibai is ane o the seiven comarcas that compone the province. Its caipital ceety is Markina-Xemein.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lea-Artibai is locatit at the northeast extreme o the province. It limits wi the comarcas o Busturialdea at wast an Durangaldea at sooth, while the province o Gipuzkoa is at the east. The Bay o Biscay is at north. It occupees the drainage basin o the rivers Lea an Artibai.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

# Municipality Population Territory km²
Escudo de Markina Xemein.svg Markina-Xemein 4.950 44,79
Coats of arms of None.svg Ziortza-Bolibar 408 18,50
Escudo de Ondarroa 2000.svg Ondarroa 8.856 3,6
Escudo de Etxebarria.svg Etxebarria 821 18,10
Berriatuko armarria 5zm 300px.svg Berriatua 1,284 20,23
Escudo de Amoroto.svg Amoroto 414 12,94
Escudo de Gizaburuaga.svg Gizaburuaga 201 6,32
Escudo de Ispaster.svg Ispaster 668 22,62
Escudo de Lekeitio.svg Lekeitio 7.438 1,90
Escudo de Aulesti.svg Aulesti 680 25,31
Escudo de Munitibar-Arbatzegi Gerrikaitz.svg Munitibar-Arbatzegi Gerrikaitz 415 27,04
Escudo de Mendexa.svg Mendexa 431 56

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Artibai river in Berriatua.

Lea-Artibai is the anerly comarca o Biscay that does no hae a single kilometer o heich-gate or railwey. Its communications are deficient an depend on roads, like the BI-633 that connects Ondarroa wi Durango or the BI-2405 which connects Ondarroa wi Lekeitio.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The economy o the municipalities o Lea-Artibai are based on the primar sector, while some industries, like ane o fish preservation exist an aw.


Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 43°17′17″N 2°31′32″W / 43.28806°N 2.52556°W / 43.28806; -2.52556