Sestao

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Sestao
Municipality
Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Sestao
Flag
Coat of arms of Sestao
Coat of arms
Location of Sestao in Biscay.
Location of Sestao in Biscay.
Sestao is located in Spain
Sestao
Sestao
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°18′39″N 3°0′20″W / 43.31083°N 3.00556°W / 43.31083; -3.00556Coordinates: 43°18′39″N 3°0′20″W / 43.31083°N 3.00556°W / 43.31083; -3.00556
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  País Vasco
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Segregatted 1805
Government
 • Alcalde Josu Bergara (EAJ-PNV)
Area
 • Total 3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Elevation 67,62 m (22,185 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 29,476
 • Density 8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Demonym sestaotarra[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 48910
Official language(s) Basque
Website Official website

Sestao is a town and municipality of 30,000 inhabitants located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain. It is in the left bank of the Estuary of Bilbao and part of Bilbao's metropolitan area.[2]

Sestao was the place of the most important steel industry of Biscay, Altos Hornos de Vizcaya.

Neighborhoods[edit]

Sestao is administratively divided into 13 neighborhoods or wards:

  • Kasko
  • Kueto (Goitio in basque)
  • Galindo (Gariondo in basque)
  • Albiz
  • Urbinaga
  • Rebonza
  • Azeta
  • Simondrogas (Zumarrondoaga in basque)
  • Txabarri (Etxabarri in basque)
  • Markonzaga
  • Aizpuru
  • Los Baños
  • Las Llanas

Demography[edit]

Population of Sestao
Year Population

1800 340
1850 346
1877 4,347
1885 4,729
1890 6,851
1900 10,833
1910 11,820
1920 15,579
1930 18,335
1940 18,625
1950 19,969
1960 24,992
1970 37,312
1981 39,933
1991 35,537
2001 32,533
2005 30,350

References[edit]

  1. ^ Euskaltzaindia. "Euskal Onomastikaren Datutegia (EODA): Sestao" (in Basque). Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Ainhoa Arozamena Ayala. "Auñamendi Encyclopedia: Sestao" (in Spanish). Eusko Ikaskuntza. Retrieved 3 July 2010.