Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga

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Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga
District
Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga district is highlighted in blue in this map of the districts of Bilbao.
Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga district is highlighted in blue in this map of the districts of Bilbao.
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Municipality Bilbao
Area
 • Total 3.90 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 26,458
 • Density 6,800/km2 (18,000/sq mi)

Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga is the third district of the city of Bilbao (Biscay), in the Spanish Basque Country. It is divided into the neighbourhoods of Otxarkoaga and Txurdinaga.[1] It has an area of 389.94 hectares and a population of 26,458 inhabitants (2016), being one of the least densely populated districts of the city.

History[edit]

These two neighbourhoods were historically part of the old parish of Begoña. In these areas existed vineyards for the elaboration of the traditional Txakoli white wine, this has given the inhabitants the nickname of Matxorris, from Basque language Mahats=grape and orri=plant.

Transport[edit]

The Bilbobus and BizkaiBus bus lines have stops in the district. An EuskoTren rapid transit line will be built through the district, connecting it to the underground network.

Sights[edit]

Gabriel Aresti avenue in Txurdinaga. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plano Callejero" (PDF). Bilbao City Council. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 

Coordinates: 43°15′30″N 2°54′10″W / 43.25833°N 2.90278°W / 43.25833; -2.90278