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Location o Santurtzi in Biscay.
Location o Santurtzi in Biscay.
Santurtzi is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°19′49″N 03°1′53″W / 43.33028°N 3.03139°W / 43.33028; -3.03139
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Basque Kintra
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
Foondit1075, first written reference
 • AlcaldeRicardo Ituarte (PNV)
 • Total6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 • Total46,978
 • Density6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santurzano, santurtziarra (eusk.)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Offeecial leid(s)Basque
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Santurtzi (Spaingie: Santurce; Basque: Santurtzi) is a port toun in the province o Biscay, in the autonomous commonty o Basque Kintra, Spain. It is locatit in the Bilbao Abra bay, near the mooth o the Nervión river, on its left bank, 14 km dounriver frae Bilbao an forms pairt o the Greater Bilbao agglomeration. It haes a population of 47,320 (2006) an a laund aurie o 6.77 km².

The destrict o Santurce o the ceety o San Juan, Puerto Rico derives its name frae Santurtzi.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santurtzi haes a vera rough orografie awtho excludin Mount Serantes (452m) - ane o its maist seembolic topographic elements, it is no at heich altitude, the significant hichts bein spurs o the Serantes: The Mallet (245m) an the Fortified heights (123 an 106m). Its relief is within the north flank o the anticline of Biscay. It is a relief o a structural teep corresponding tae a series of materials o the Cretaceous period (limestone) throughout Punta Lucero-Serantes smoothly inclined towards the Estuary of Bilbao.

The climate in Santurtzi is o the humid oceanic climate teep. The temperaturs are moderate throuoot the year, wi mair frequent rains in ware an hairst, winters are benign an simmers no excessively wairm. The average temperatur is 20 °C (70ªF) in simmer an 8 °C (48ªF) in winter.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The brawness o the landscape an the quality o the gastronomy alang wi the hospitality o the Santurtziarrak are some o the attractions which the visitor can enjoy.

Santurtzi is a marine toun that haes succeedit in conservin mony o its tradeetions, in spite o its great growthe.

The life in this aurie is focused on the sea, which inspires its wirk an its leisur. Fishin boat an rowin boat races, an the celebrations o the Virgin o the Carmen keep thair tradeetions alive.

Gastronomy is based on fish, especially sardines.

Monuments[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • San Jorge kirk (1725, the touer in 1844)
  • House Toasts (1890)
  • Toun Haw (1905)
  • Monument tae Cristóbal Murrieta (1923)
  • Patronato Santa Eulalia (1914)
  • Hame an clinical San Juan de Dios (1925)
  • Oriol Palace (1913)
  • Science o navigation schuil (1860) an Hijas de la Cruz college (1863)
  • Virgen del Mar kirk (1901)
  • Fishermen Confraternity (1916)
  • Toun Pairk (1918) an Central Kiosk (1917)
  • Mamariga foontain (1882)
  • Monument tae the Sardinera (1964)
  • Fishin Port (1916) an Virgin o Carmen (1950)
  • Museum o Sculptures
  • Monument tae Miguel de Unamuno
  • Señorío de Vizcaya Square (redesign 2007)
Señorío de Vizcaya Square.
Oriol Palace.

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