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Map of the districts of Bilbao, showing Uribarri in blue.
Campo Volantin boulevard and Zubizuri.

Uribarri is the second district of the city of Bilbao, Basque Country(Spain). It is divided into the neighbourhoods of Castaños, Matico-Ciudad Jardín, Uríbarri proper and Zurbaran-Arabella.[1] It has an area of 4.19 square kilometers and a population of 39,369 inhabitants.[2]

History

For many years it was a rural area full of farms, belonging to the former parish of Begoña, as a result many street names in the district are former names of farms, like Trauko.

This district includes the quarter of La Salve, of historical importance for Bilbao as it was a traditional point for sailors returning to the city.

The area close to the Estuary of Bilbao was urbanized in the late 19th century, when the Paseo del Campo Volantin boulevard was created, lined with mansions of Bilbao's bourgeoisie. The higher lands away from the estuary were urbanized in the 1960s, with high density buildings for working classes.

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