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Bermeo by sebabaro

Bermeo is a town and municipality in the sub-region of Busturialdea. It is in the wider province of Biscay, part of the autonomous region of the Basque Country, in northern Spain.

Bermeo is the most important fishing port of the Basque Country. The town was founded in 1236 and has the highest population of Busturialdea’s towns. Bermeo held the title of “Provincial Capital” between 1476 and 1602.

The town has a long maritime tradition and its economy is based on the fishing industry.

Bermeo tourist attractions include the tiny island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the Ercilla tower (a fishing museum), the Saint Juan gate and the port itself.

From: Wikipedia

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Castro Urdiales by sebabaro

Castro Urdiales is a seaport of northern Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria, situated on the bay of Biscay. Castro Urdiales is a modern town, although its castle and the Gothic-style parish church of Santa María de la Asunción, date from the Middle Ages. Its chief industries are tourism, fishing, and the preservation of fish, especially sardines and anchovies, in oil. The “Lolin” and “La Castreña” anchovy canning factories serve as a reminder of the town’s closeness to this industry and its proximity to the sea.

Tourism has greatly increased in Castro Urdiales in the last thirty years; many people from Bilbao and other parts of the Basque Country and Cantabria as well as Northern Spain in general keep summer homes in the town. Although the number of people registered in the town is around 32,000, the summer population can double or even triple this figure.The town is popular because of its beaches and scenic harbor.

(From Wikipedia)

Castro Urdiales es una ciudad y municipio costero situado en el extremo oriental de Cantabria (España). Linda por el este con la provincia de Vizcaya, del País Vasco; por el oeste, con el municipio de Liendo; y por el sur, con el de Guriezo. La ciudad se sitúa a 75 kilómetros de Santander, capital autonómica, y a 35 kilómetros de la villa de Bilbao (Vizcaya).

Con una superficie de alrededor de 96 km², Castro Urdiales es el noveno municipio de la autonomía en extensión y el tercer municipio más poblado de Cantabria con 32.144 habitantes, (Ine 2014), después de Santander y Torrelavega.

Castro Urdiales a su vez es la capital del municipio. Está ubicada a 19 metros sobre el nivel del mar.

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