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Coat o airms o Otxandio
Coat o airms
Location o Otxandio in Biscay.
Location o Otxandio in Biscay.
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Durangaldea
 • Mayor Santi Uribe (Bildu)
 • Total 1,243 km2 (480 sq mi)
Elevation 554 m (1,818 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 1.269
 • Density 0.0010/km2 (0.0026/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Otxanditarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48210
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Otxandio (in Basque an offeecially, in Spaingie Ochandiano) is a toun an municipality locatit in the province o Biscay, in the Basque Kintra, Spain. Otxandio is pairt o the comarca o Durangaldea an haes a population o 1.269 indwallers as o 2010 accordin tae the Spaingie Naitional Stateestics Institute.

Toponymy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o the toun is documentit for the first time in the 12t hunderyear. Housomeivver, it wad no be considered a toun till the 18t hunderyear. The name in Spainyie, Ochandiano is a anthroponym shapit bi a name an the -ano suffix, o Laitin oreegin, probably frae the evolution o the suffix -anum. The oreegin o the wird seems tae come frae the Basque wirds Ochoa Handia, that mey be translatit as "big wouf".

The name in Basque, Otxandio comes frae the phonetic evolution o the Spaingie variation, Ochandiano, gien due tae the loss o the intervocalic n; frae Ochandiano tae Ochandiao an then Ochandio. Then, the adaptation tae the Basque orthographic rules chynges Ochandio tae Otxandio.

Syne 1984, the offeecial name o the municipality is Otxandio.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Otxandio serves durin centuries as the port o entry o Biscay frae Álava. It is locatit at the soothmaist pairt o the province an leemits wi Abadiño at north, Dima at north an wast, Ubide at soothwast an the province o Álava at sooth.

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Coordinates: 43°2′31″N 2°29′17″W / 43.04194°N 2.48806°W / 43.04194; -2.48806