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The Merindad de Uribe or Uribealdea is a historical subdivision of Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. Today, the "Uribe" is usually defined by subdivisions caused by the urban development of the Greater Bilbao conurbation. These are:

Additionally, Barakaldo is now considered to be part of Left Bank and a few rural municipalities of the southernmost tip of historical Uribe are grouped with other areas in Arratia-Nerbioi.

Uribe is also a Basque surname. Etyologically seems to read under the city/town but its meaning is not clear. Álvaro Uribe, the current president of Colombia, bears this surname. In Colombia, the Uribes share a close genetic relationship with the Boteros. In Latin America, there are other branches of the family in Ecuador and Mexico.

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