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Lazkao

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Lazkao's location in Gipuzkoa.
Coordinates: 43°2′16″N 2°11′14″W / 43.03778°N 2.18722°W / 43.03778; -2.18722
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Goierri
Government
 - Mayor Patxi Albisu Estensoro (PNV)
Area
 - Total 11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (525 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Total 5,409
 - Density 449.34/km2 (1,163.8/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Website http://www.lazkao.net

Lazkao (Lazcano in Spanish) is a town and municipality located in the Goierri region of the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, northern Spain.

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Location

Lazkao is located in the Southern Basque Country, in the province of Gipuzkoa, Spain. Lazkao lies in a lush valley. To its north are Beasain and Ordizia; to the south are Idiazabal and Ataun; to the east Zaldibia and to the west Olaberria.

Distances to important places

Transport

Trivia

  • 2003, Two F18 Fighter Planes flew near the houses, making a very loud noise.
  • 2008, a the residence for the elderly is opened by the Deputy-General of Guipuscoa and the Deputy for Social Politics of Guipuscoa.
  • 2008, two minor Maghribians set fire to a hotel, one was arrested by the Ertzaintza and one boy was injured.

Fauna and Flora

Town Council

  • Town Council
    • Mayor: Patxi Albisu (PNV))
    • Deputy-Mayor: Felix Urkola (PNV))
    • Second Deputy-Mayor: Amagoia Naldaiz (PNV))
    • Third Deputy-Mayor: Xanet Barreras (PNV))
    • Fourth Deputy-Mayor: Xabier Arrasate (PNV))
    • Councillors:
      • Mª Lourdes Garmendia (PNV))
      • Inazio Estensoro (PNV))
      • Inazio Barandiaran (PNV))
      • Juan Manuel Serna (PSE-EE)
      • Iñaki Saldaña (EB-IU)
      • Anjel Hérnandes (PSE-EE)
      • Ricardo Crespo (PSE-EE)
      • Javier Moreno González de Lara (PP)
  • City Police

The City Police of Lazkao (in Basque Udaltzaingoa), has four policemen, two police cars and a motorbike. The Police Station is located in the ground floor of the Town Hall of Lazkao. The City Police of Lazkao carries out these duties: Traffic, notifications, works control, organization of the town market, lost objects, etc.

Famous People

Population

Lazkao has more than 5.000 inhabitants.

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History

Many Basque historians think that Lazkao was founded in 1053.

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1936-1939

Two men were shot in Lazkao during the Spanish Civil War.

ETA

In 2005, a Benedictine monk of the town was arrested by the Spanish National Police and by the Guardia Civil. They thought that the monk had connections with the Basque separatist group E.T.A.. In 2006, ETA explodes a bomb in the company Azkar, because Azkar did not pay the Revolutionary Tax to the group.

Religion

2007 was the Second anniversary of bicentenary of the arrival of the Benedictine monks to the town. Celebrated by the Deputy-General of Guipuscoa and by Juan Jose Ibarretxe, the Lehendakari (Basque Prime Minister) of the Basque Country.

Festivals

  • Day of Astotxo (eng. Day of the Donkey), every first Sunday of January.

In this day, the Escape to Egypt is performed throughout the street of the town. Lazkao becomes Belen (Judea). There, Herod lives and wants to kill Jesus but, an angel tells Mary, Joseph and Jesus to escape to Egypt.

This Biblical passage was first performed in the 17th century. Nowadays, the Nuns of the Covent of Lazkao sell the traditional wafers that were sold in those times.

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