Basque Country


Basque Country

The Basque Country may refer to one of three areas inhabited by Basque people:
*The Basque Country (historical territory) ("Euskal Herria"), the area which Basque nationalists seek independence for including all the territories were Basque is spoken more or less widely. It is made up of the Spanish provinces of Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa, the Autonomous Community of Navarre, and the French areas (not recognized as administrative regions) of Baxe-Nafarroa, Lapurdi and Zuberoa.
*The Basque Country (autonomous community) ("Comunidad Autonoma Vasca", "Euskadi", "País Vasco" or "Vascongadas"), an autonomous community of Spain, composed with Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa.
*The Northern Basque Country ("Iparralde" or "Pays Basque"), the northern part of Euskal Herria, in France, with Lapurdi, Baxe-Nafarroa and Zuberoa.


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