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Símon Bolivar Square in Ziortza-Bolibar
Símon Bolivar Square in Ziortza-Bolibar
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyBasque Kintra
 • Total206 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Total26,095
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
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.


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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.


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# Municipality Population Territory km²
Markina-Xemein 4.950 44,79
Ziortza-Bolibar 408 18,50
Ondarroa 8.856 3,6
Etxebarria 821 18,10
Berriatua 1,284 20,23
Amoroto 414 12,94
Gizaburuaga 201 6,32
Ispaster 668 22,62
Lekeitio 7.438 1,90
Aulesti 680 25,31
Munitibar-Arbatzegi Gerrikaitz 415 27,04
Mendexa 431 56


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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.


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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.

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