Portugalete

human settlement in Greater Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain

Portugalete is a city lying to the west of Bilbao. It is in the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain. In 2021, 45,285 people lived there.

Portugalete
Portugalete from Vizcaya Bridge
Portugalete from Vizcaya Bridge
Flag of Portugalete
Coat of arms of Portugalete
Portugalete is located in Basque Country
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Portugalete
Location of Portugalete within the Basque Country
Portugalete is located in Spain
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Portugalete (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°19′10″N 3°1′10″W / 43.31944°N 3.01944°W / 43.31944; -3.01944Coordinates: 43°19′10″N 3°1′10″W / 43.31944°N 3.01944°W / 43.31944; -3.01944
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBasque Country
ProvinceBiscay
ComarcaGreater Bilbao
Founded1322
Government
 • AlcaldeMikel Torres Lorenzo (PSE-EE)
Area
 • Total3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total45,826
 • Density14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Portugalujo/a, Jarrillero/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
48920
Official language(s)Basque and Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

ReferencesEdit

  1. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.