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Country  Spain
Independence from Galdakao  1509
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  10,337 (2012)
Province  Biscay
Autonomous community  Basque Country
Elevation  35 m (115 ft)
Area  3.26 km²
Local time  Wednesday 6:00 PM
Etxebarri
Demonym(s)  Etxebarritarrak etxebarritar etxebarrian
Weather  16°C, Wind N at 11 km/h, 76% Humidity

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.

Map of Etxebarri, Biscay, 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), this 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 is a significant increase in new population that is installed in the locality. In addition, since 2004, the underground of Bilbao arrives at 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.

References

Etxebarri Wikipedia


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