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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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Les buts ont ete inscrits par Driss Mhirsi (24), Bilboa (26), Jelassi (33), Sissokho (60, 77), Ouanalli (87) pour les "sang et or" et Ilyes Jendoubi (75, 90) pour le SC Ben Arous.
21 ( ANI ): Barcelona striker Lionel Messi reportedly converted a free-kick to help his side keep alive their dwindling hopes of retaining the Spanish League title with a 2-1 win against Athletic Bilboa.
LEADING ferry operator Brittany Ferries is offering a Spanish bolthole for those keen to escape the chill - and the energy bills - of a long, hard winter in Britain The French-owned carrier has two blocks of apartments in Estepona, above, (18 miles south west of Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol) - one on the beach, the other slightly inland - for car customers leaving Portsmouth or Plymouth, arriving at Santander or Bilboa and then driving across Spain.
Glorious Twelfth 1.00 Newbury SP forecast 7-4 This five-year-old catches the eye on pedigree being out of smart hurdler Bilboa and she improved with experience last season, finishing second in a mares' bumper here in March behind Tickity Bleue before reversing that form at Cheltenham after a 10lb pull.
Victory for the Saints could set up the possibility of a money-spinning tie against Athletic Bilboa or Hannover 96 in the next round, while Rosenborg and Legia Warsaw are also possible opponents.
Taiwan's financial regulator has said that it has granted approval to Banco Bilboa Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA.MC) (SAN.MC), Spain's second-largest bank by assets, to upgrade its representative office on the island into a branch.
However, for the first time, Bilboa launched a sun protection line just for children, Bilboa Capri and Bilboa Kids.
One spot even likens the FDIC's sale of $13 billion Texas Guaranty Bank to Bilboa Banco Viscaya Argentaria to another invasion by Spain, while "El Deguello," the song played by General Santa Anna during the siege on the Alamo, serves as the background music.
They were treated to a tour of the stadium, watched a friendly game against Athletic Bilboa and visited a nearby street named after him.
In 1997 Basque separatists threatened to blow up Frank Gehry's Spanish branch of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, which looks something like a giant titanium cabbage.
So, they booked flights from Bilboa, hired a car and set off at 9am to make the three-hour drive to the city.
Bridgewater comes through tight on "I'm Stranger Here Myself," "Speak Low" (both lyrics by Ogden Nash), "My Ship" (lyrics by Ira Gershwin) and "Bilboa Song," which includes a refreshing flamenco interlude.