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Aulesti

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Country  Spain
Elevation  85 m (279 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  25.31 km²
Province  Biscay
Autonomous community  Basque Country
Demonym(s)  Basque: aulestiarra
Postal code  48380
Local time  Thursday 12:25 PM
Comarca  Lea-Artibai
Aulesti
Weather  17°C, Wind S at 10 km/h, 61% Humidity

Aulesti is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country in northern Spain. Aulesti is located in the region of Lea-Artibai, 44 kilometres (27 mi) from Bilbao, the capital of Biscay.

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Map of 48380 Aulesti, Biscay, Spain

Chapels

Nine small chapels are located in Aulesti and its surrounding mountains. These chapels date back to the time of the Roman Empire and were rebuilt in the 19th century.

Mountains

The mountains around Aulesti contain a characteristic black marble known as Nero Marquino Marble, which is quarried and shipped worldwide for use as a construction material.

Traditional events

Aulesti is known for several traditional gatherings. One strength-related competition involves farm animals transporting heavy loads of stones. It hosts strength competitions for humans as well. The origin of these traditional events can be traced to the daily work of the Basque farmers.

On September 16 of every year, the town council organizes villagers from Aulesti and other nearby villages go to the Santa Eufemi Chapel in Urregarai.

References

Aulesti Wikipedia


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