Location of Loiu within the Basque Country
|Coordinates: 43°18′53″N 2°56′20″W / 43.31472°N 2.93889°WCoordinates: 43°18′53″N 2°56′20″W / 43.31472°N 2.93889°W|
|Autonomous community||Basque Country|
|• Total||15 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The new Bilbao Airport terminal has been built the municipality limits.
A big part of the population is dispersed around country farmhouses (called baserri or caseríos). The main neighbourhod is Zabaloetxe, where the church is located. Other urban areas are Elochelerri (in Basque Elotxelerri), in the way to Asua Valey (BI-637), next to the airport, and Lauros (Lauro).
After the last expansion of Bilbao Airport, many of its facilities, including the passengers' terminal are located within the municipality of Lujua.
In Euskera, the town is called Loiu officially. In Spanish, the town is called Lujua.
In Euskera, the phonetic evolution of the toponym was different, when the -a final was lost, evolve the phonema x in a different way to the Spanish language y, and the variation of the tonic syllable lu for lo. That is Luxu(a) -> Lu(x)u -> L(u)iu -> Loiu. Euskaltzaindia adopted Loiu as the formal denomination of the name. Liou adopted its official name in 1983.
- Caserío Bengoetxe