Erandio

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Erandio
Municipality
Erandio
Erandio
Coat of arms of Erandio
Coat of arms
Erandio is located in Spain
Erandio
Erandio
Location in Spain
Basque Country
Erandio
Erandio
Location in Basque Country
Coordinates: 43°18′17″N 2°58′23″W / 43.30472°N 2.97306°W / 43.30472; -2.97306
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Government
 • Mayor Joseba Goikouria Zarraga (PNV)
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 24,326
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 48950
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 94 (Biscay)
Website Town Hall

Erandio is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain.

In 1415, during the War of the Bands, the corregidor, the royally-appointed governor of the Biscayan hermandad, acting on royal orders, siphoned off Biscayan wheat to the Asturias, inciting a rebellion. The Biscayans were defeated at Erandio with the loss of sixty men and the wheat transfers continued.

Festivals[edit]

Several annual festivals are celebrated in Erandio. Most of them are fiestas patronales (patronage festivals, held in the days around the date dedicated to the patron saints under whose advocation churches and hermits are). The local public holiday of the municipality rotates yearly on August 10, August 28 and the corpus Christi day.[1]

Erandio has also celebrated a street music festival called Musikale, with music bands marching and playing in the neighbourhoods of Altzaga and Astrabudua. Musikale was originally conceived in the neighbouring municipality of Leioa. For some years it was held simultaneously in Leioa, Erandio, Basauri and Sestao, but the other municipalities dropped it, and in 2013 only Erandio organised it.[2]

Transport[edit]

Erandio is connected to other municipalities of Biscay (like Barakaldo, Bermeo, Bilbao, Derio, Getxo, Larrabetzu, Laukiz, Leioa, Mungia and Muskiz) by Bizkaibus bus services [3] and by Line 1 of Metro Bilbao, which has three stations in Erandio (Lutxana, Erandio, and Astrabudua). It is also connected to Barakaldo by regular fluvial transport over the Estuary of Bilbao.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiestas Web page of Erandio Municipal Council (Spanish)
  2. ^ Íñigo Sánchez de Luna, Musikale sobrevive en Erandio, El Correo, September 19, 2013(Spanish)
  3. ^ Queries Web of the Foral Diputation of Biscay (English)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°18′N 2°57′W / 43.300°N 2.950°W / 43.300; -2.950