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Leioa

Lejona
Municipality
Leioa toun haw
Leioa toun haw
Coat o airms o Leioa
Coat o airms
Leioa is locatit in Spain
Leioa
Leioa
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°19′44″N 2°59′5″W / 43.32889°N 2.98472°W / 43.32889; -2.98472
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Basque Kintra
ProvinceBiscay
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
Area
 • Total8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Tot30,626
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
48940
Aurie code(s)+34 (Spain) + 94 (Biscay)
WabsteidTown Hall

Leioa (Lejona is the Spaingie-leid name, an the earlier offeecial name in Spaingie leid) is a municipality in Biscay, Basque Kintra, in northren Spain. The day it is pairt o the Bilbao conurbation. Its population staunds at approximately 30400.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

It wis a veelage wi nae mair than 8000 fowk till fifty years ago, when development came its wey, as Bilbao expandit. The day wi a rapidly increasin population it is becomin pairt o metropolitan Bilbao.

Featurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main boulevard in Leioa (Leukin sooth towards Bilbao).

The municipality o Leioa still reteens hintle o its agricultural past an oot o the urban centre mony tradeetional Basque houses can still be seen on little faimily ferms. Tho rapid development puts their lang term futur in question. The Varsity o the Basque Kintra (EHU-UPV Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea - Universidad del Pais Vasco) haes maist faculties athin this municipality.

Metro[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twa consecutive stations o Line 1 o the Metro Bilbao rapid transit seestem are locatit in Leioa: Leioa an Lamiako.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]