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 (bĭl-bä′ō, -bou′)
A city of northern Spain near the Bay of Biscay. Founded c. 1300, it is a major port and industrial center.


(bɪlˈbɑːəʊ; Spanish bilˈβau)
(Placename) a port in N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: the largest city in the Basque Provinces: famous since medieval times for the production of iron and steel goods: modern buildings include the Guggenheim Art Museum (1997). Pop: 353 567 (2003 est). Basque name: Bilbo



a seaport in N Spain, near the Bay of Biscay. 433,000.
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It was now the beginning of the year 1693, when my nephew, whom, as I have observed before, I had brought up to the sea, and had made him commander of a ship, was come home from a short voyage to Bilbao, being the first he had made.
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ALTHOUGH Everton remained Howard Kendall's first love in football, tributes for the most successful manager in the Blues' history have also been flooding in from supporters of Athletic Bilbao.
LUIS SUAREZ grabbed the only goal as Barcelona kicked off their La Liga campaign by avenging their Spanish Super Cup drubbing by Athletic Bilbao.
A 1-1 draw in Monday's second leg at the Nou Camp secured a 5-1 aggregate success, ending a barren run for Bilbao since they won Spain's traditional season opener in 1984.
VISIT Since its foundation in the early 14th century by Diego Lopez V de Haro, head of the powerful Haro family, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance in the Green Spain, mainly thanks to its port activity based on the export of iron extracted from the Biscayan quarries.
His skills eventually landed him a place in the Alaves youth set-up but word spread of his ability and he was signed by Basque giants Athletic Bilbao as a teenager.
London, Feb 3 ( ANI ): Real Madrid's eight-match winning run has ended following their 1-1 draw with fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in the La Liga.
Athletic Bilbao playmaker Ander Herrera has closed the door to Manchester United despite reports recently claiming that David Moyes's team are going to try signing him in the next transfer window.
MANCHESTER UNITED have been told they will be wasting their time making another move for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera.
Cardiff 2 Athletic Bilbao 1 SEVILLA star Gary Medel is Cardiffbound after watching the Welshmen finish their pre-season preparations with a win over Athletic Bilbao.
5m Bilbao paid to Osasuna for Sola was too high for a limited forward who scored only nine league goals last season.