Basque Country

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Map showing the geographical and political divisions of the Basque Country

Basque Country may refer to:

  • Basque Country (greater region) (Euskal Herria in Basque, or País Vasco in Spanish (the term Vasconia is also occasionally encountered),[1] Pays Basque in French), the approximate cultural area of the Basque people, including their culture and language
  • Basque Country (autonomous community) (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa in Basque; Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, Euskadi, País Vasco or Vascongadas in Spanish), an autonomous community of Spain (shown in pink on the map)
  • Northern Basque Country or French Basque Country (Ipar Euskal Herria or Iparralde in Basque; Pays Basque or Pays Basque Nord in French), the three (historic) northern provinces in France (shown in yellow on the map)
  • Southern Basque Country (Hego Euskal Herria or Hegoalde in Basque), the Basque provinces in Spain i.e. the autonomous Basque community plus Navarre (shown in pink and green on the map)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Lizundia, José Luis, "Nombres y conceptos", El País, 2006-10-02.