Etxebarri

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Etxebarri
town and municipality
Etxebarriko Doneztebe Elizatea
Doneztebeko Eleiza (The Church of Saint Stephen)
Doneztebeko Eleiza (The Church of Saint Stephen)
Flag of Etxebarri
Flag
Coat of arms of Etxebarri
Coat of arms
Nicknames: 
Etxebarri, Sanan, La Avenida, Abenida, Doneztebe, San Esteban, Etxebarriko Elizatea, San Antonio
Motto(s): 
«Zelai urdinean, berde koloreko haritza,
berdez jantzita eta otso bi enbor ondoan zutik
eta bere kopan gurutze gorri bat»
Etxebarri is located in Basque Country
Etxebarri
Etxebarri
Location of Etxebarri within the Basque Country
Coordinates: 43°14′50″N 2°53′30″W / 43.24722°N 2.89167°W / 43.24722; -2.89167Coordinates: 43°14′50″N 2°53′30″W / 43.24722°N 2.89167°W / 43.24722; -2.89167
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBasque Country
Independence from Galdakao1509
Government
 • TypeAlkatea
 • BodyEtxebarriko Udaletxea
 • AlkateaLoren Oliva (La Voz del Pueblo (LVP))
Area
 • Total3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total11,304
Demonym(s)
  • Etxebarritarrak
  • etxebarritar
  • etxebarrian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
48450
Area code(s)34 (Spain) + 94 (Bizkaia Province)
Websiteetxebarri.net

Etxebarri, Doneztebeko Elizatea (Spanish: Etxebarri, Anteiglesia de San Esteban) is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the Autonomous Basque Community, in the North of Spain.

Since 13 January 2005, the name of "Etxebarri, Doneztebeko Elizatea" has been changed officially to "Etxebarri" to simplify the name, it translates as "new home/house" (etxe "home", barri "new"). Prior to the introduction of Standard Basque, the town's name was spelled Echevarri.

Etxebarri has an area of 33.38 square kilometres and a population of 10,337 people (2012), with a density of 2421.72 inhabitants/km2.

Being so close to Bilbao (1.5 kilometres) has had a direct effect on Etxebarri. Until a few decades ago, Etxebarri was a small nucleus in which its rural population worked in industrial areas. Both the population and the industrial land increased considerably because of the congestion of Bilbao and the need for space for the installation of industries. Therefore, there was a significant increase in new population in the locality. In addition, since 2004, the Metro Bilbao underground train has reached Etxebarri. In fact, the threshold stipulated for the town in 2012 is about 10,000 inhabitants, it has a metro station of the rapid transit service Metro Bilbao and a train station of the commuter rail service EuskoTren.

History[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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