Muskiz

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Muskiz
Municipality
View from Gallarta
View from Gallarta
Flag of Muskiz
Flag
Coat of arms of Muskiz
Coat of arms
Location of Muskiz in Biscay.
Location of Muskiz in Biscay.
Muskiz is located in Spain
Muskiz
Muskiz
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°19′24″N 3°7′18″W / 43.32333°N 3.12167°W / 43.32333; -3.12167Coordinates: 43°19′24″N 3°7′18″W / 43.32333°N 3.12167°W / 43.32333; -3.12167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Government
 • Alcalde Borja Liaño (EAJ-PNV)
Area
 • Total 21.5 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 7,216
 • Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Demonym muskiztarra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48550
Official language(s) Basque, Spanish
Website Official website

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

Neighborhoods[edit]

Muskiz is administratively divided into six neighborhoods or wards:[1][2]

Covarón
Official name Basque name
Kobaron Cobaron
(La) Rigada Larrainaga
Pobeña Pobeña
San Juan San Juan Muskiz
San Julián San Julian
Santelices Santelices

Demography[edit]

Population of Muskiz
1897 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2006
2,468 2,663 4,069 4,239 4,345 4,060 4,077 4,733 6,011 6,054 6,358 6,558 6,839

Economy[edit]

Castle of Muñatones and refinery of Petronor.

In the 1970s the petrochemical company Petronor built a refinery with a 222 metres tall chimney called La Catalítica.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlos Glaria (31 January 2002). "Las entidades de población del municipio de Muskiz y su denominación". Muskizko Udala. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Euskaltzaindia. "Euskal Onomastikaren Datutegia (EODA): Muskiz". Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 

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