Welcome to Bilbao, the largest city in the province of Biscay and the Basque Country in northern Spain. With a population of 346,843 as of 2019, Bilbao is located in the north-central part of Spain, some 16 kilometers (10 mi) south of the Bay of Biscay where the economic social development is located; where the estuary of Bilbao is formed. Its main urban core is surrounded by two small mountain ranges with an average elevation of 400 meters (1,300 ft). Bilbao was one of the commercial hubs of the Basque Country, that enjoyed significant importance in the Crown of Castile due to its thriving port activity based on the export of wool and iron commodities extracted from the Biscayan quarries to all over Europe. Throughout the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Bilbao experienced heavy industrialisation, making it the center of the second-most industrialised region of Spain, behind Barcelona. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, and continued by infrastructure investments, such as the airport terminal, the rapid transit system, the tram line, the Azkuna Zentroa, and the currently under development Abandoibarra and Zorrozaurre renewal projects. Bilbao is also home to football team Athletic Club, a significant symbol for Basque nationalism due to its promotion of only Basque players and being one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football history. Come and discover this historic city with its rich culture and amazing landscapes that make it a must-visit destination for travelers.

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