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Barakaldo

Baracaldo
Administration
Full nameBaracaldo
Official nameBarakaldo
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityPaís Vasco
ProvinceBiscay
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
Foundedpre 1051
Government
AlcaldeTontxu Rodríguez (2003)
Geography
Total Area9.7 sq mi (25.03 km2)
Elevation128 ft (39 m)
Highest Elevation1837.3 ft (560 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Demography
Total Population97328 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demonymbaracaldés, -sa
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code48901, 48902 and 48903
Area code94

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Barakaldo (not to be confused with the Cuban and Guinean cities called Baracaldo), is a municipality in the Basque Country in Spain. It is located in the Biscay (Bizkaia) province, administratively included in the "Basque Autonomous Community", on the left bank of the Estuary of Bilbao.

Barakaldo is part of Bilbao's metropolitan area (Greater Bilbao), and its official population at the 2006 census was 95,675 inhabitants living on a land area of 29.39 km2 (11.35 sq mi). The area has an industrial river-port heritage and has undergone significant redevelopment with new commercial and residential areas replacing the once active industrial zones.


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