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Basque Fact of the Week: Bermeo, not Bilbao, was Originally the Capital of Bizkaia
Bermeo, a town of about 17,000 on the Bizkaia coast, was founded between 1234 and 1239 by Lope Diaz de Haro. Bermeo was the capital of Bizkaia between 1476 and 1602, at which time Bilbao was made t…