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Title: Sestao  
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Subject: Sestao (Metro Bilbao), Urbinaga (Metro Bilbao), BizkaiBus, Diego Mazquiarán, Sestao River Club
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Town Hall
Town Hall
Flag of Sestao
Coat of arms of Sestao
Coat of arms
Sestao is located in Basque Country
Location of Sestao within the Basque Country
Sestao is located in Spain
Location of Sestao within Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Biscay
Comarca Greater Bilbao
Segregatted 1805
 • Alcalde Josu Bergara (EAJ-PNV)
 • Total 3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Elevation 67,62 m (22,185 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 28,288
 • Density 8,100/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 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 28,288 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.


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



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  2. ^ Ainhoa Arozamena Ayala. "Auñamendi Encyclopedia: Sestao" (in Spanish).  

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