Plentzia

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Plentzia
Municipality
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Location o Plentzia in Biscay.
Location o Plentzia in Biscay.
Plentzia is locatit in Spain
Plentzia
Plentzia
Location o Plentzia in Biscay.
Coordinates: 43°24′21″N 2°56′47″W / 43.40583°N 2.94639°W / 43.40583; -2.94639
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Uribe-Kosta
Govrenment
 • Mayor Isabel Zarauza Norato
Aurie
 • Total 11.17 km2 (4.31 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Tot 4,344
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Spaingie: Plenciano
Basque: Plentziar
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48620
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Plentzia (Spaingie: Plencia) is a toun an municipality locatit in the province o Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o the Basque Kintra. The toun haes 4,146 inhabitants (2008).

Plentzia is locatit 27 km north-east o Bilbao. It is pairt o the Bilbao metropolitan aurie, as well as bein the terminus o the first line o the ceety's Metro. In addeetion tae the Metro, twa BizkaiBus bus routes serve the toun, wi further destinations servit frae Urduliz, the next stop on the Metro.

Plentzia is a resort toun wi a lairge beach beside the Plentzia River estuar, in the roond, shell-shapit Bay o Plentzia, shared wi neebourin Gorliz an Barrika. The beach is vera popular as it is clean an the sea is calm due tae the shelter o the bay an the toun haes a lot o amenities for visitors.

Plentzia an its neebourin municipalities are popular locations for better-aff faimilies frae Bilbao tae buy weekend–holiday hames an durin the simmer months the toun's beach an bars an restaurants become hintle busier thanks tae these residents an ither visitors frae Bilbao.

As in maist Basque touns, Plentzia haes a nummer o restaurants an bars rangin frae smaw bars afferin Pintxos tae restaurants wi formal dinin. Thare is a smaw Cooncil-run museum an aw tellin the toun's history an in pairticular dealin wi its history as a merchant marine port. The toun haes a indoor municipal Jai Alai Fronton whaur the tradeetional Basque sport o pelota is played an competitive matches can aften be seen.

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Coordinates: 43°24′N 2°57′W / 43.400°N 2.950°W / 43.400; -2.950