Basque Country (autonomous community)

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The Basque Country (Euskadi ; País Vasco ; Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, EAE; Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain.wikipedia
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Gipuzkoa

GuipúzcoaGuipuzcoaprovince of Gipuzkoa
It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa.
Gipuzkoa (in Guipúzcoa ) is a province of Spain and a historical territory of the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Biscay

VizcayaBizkaiaprovince of Biscay
It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa.
The name also refers to a historical territory of the Basque Country, heir of the ancient Lordship of Biscay.

Álava

ArabaÁlava (Araba)province of Álava
It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa.
Álava ( in Spanish) or Araba ( in Basque, dialectal: ), officially Araba/Álava, is a province of Spain and a historical territory of the Basque Country, heir of the ancient Lordship of Álava, former medieval Catholic bishopric and now Latin titular see.

Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Currently there is no official capital in the autonomous community, but the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, is the de facto capital as the location of the Basque Parliament, the headquarters of the Basque Government, and the residence of the President of the Basque Autonomous Community (the Palace of Ajuria Enea).
Vitoria-Gasteiz is the seat of government and the capital city of the Basque Autonomous Community and of the province of Araba/Álava in northern Spain.

Navarre

NavarraNavarreseForal Community of Navarre
The autonomous community is based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a foundational legal document providing the framework for the development of the Basque people on Spanish soil, although the territory of Navarre was left out and made into a separate autonomous community. The Basque Country borders Cantabria and the Burgos province to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north, France (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Navarre to the east and La Rioja (the Ebro River) to the south.
Navarre (Navarra ; Nafarroa ; Navarra ); officially the Chartered Community of Navarre (Comunidad Foral de Navarra ; Nafarroako Foru Komunitatea ), is an autonomous community and province in northern Spain, bordering the Basque Autonomous Community, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain and Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France.

Basque Government

Basque Government in Exilean autonomous governmentautonomous Basque area
Currently there is no official capital in the autonomous community, but the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, is the de facto capital as the location of the Basque Parliament, the headquarters of the Basque Government, and the residence of the President of the Basque Autonomous Community (the Palace of Ajuria Enea).
The Basque Government (Eusko Jaurlaritza, Gobierno Vasco) is the governing body of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain.

Bilbao

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The High Court of Justice of the Basque Country has its headquarters in the city of Bilbao.
After its foundation in the early 14th century by Diego López V de Haro, head of the powerful Haro family, Bilbao was a commercial hub of the Basque Country that enjoyed significant importance in Green Spain.

Basque Country (greater region)

Basque CountryBasqueBasque region
The term Basque Country may also refer to the larger cultural region (Basque: Euskal Herria), the home of the Basque people, which includes the autonomous community.
It comprises the Autonomous Communities of the Basque Country and Navarre in Spain and the Northern Basque Country in France.

Cantabria

SantanderAutonomous Community of Cantabriaprovince of Cantabria
The Basque Country borders Cantabria and the Burgos province to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north, France (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Navarre to the east and La Rioja (the Ebro River) to the south.
It is bordered on the east by the Basque Autonomous Community (province of Biscay), on the south by Castile and León (provinces of León, Palencia and Burgos), on the west by the Principality of Asturias, and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).

Nationalities and regions of Spain

Regionnationalityhistorical nationality
The Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community was granted the status of nationality within Spain, attributed by the Spanish Constitution of 1978.
Although it was explicitly understood that the term made reference to Galicia, the Basque Country and Catalonia, the constitution does not specify any by name.

Autonomous communities of Spain

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The Basque Country (Euskadi ; País Vasco ; Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, EAE; Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain.

Basque Parliament

ParliamentMember of the Basque ParliamentBasque
Currently there is no official capital in the autonomous community, but the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, is the de facto capital as the location of the Basque Parliament, the headquarters of the Basque Government, and the residence of the President of the Basque Autonomous Community (the Palace of Ajuria Enea).
The Basque Parliament (Basque: Eusko Legebiltzarra, Spanish: Parlamento Vasco) is the legislative body of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain and the elected assembly to which the Basque Government is responsible.

Southern Basque Country

Basque CountryBasque districtsBasque region
The autonomous community is based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a foundational legal document providing the framework for the development of the Basque people on Spanish soil, although the territory of Navarre was left out and made into a separate autonomous community.
It does not exist as a political unit but includes the three provinces (Álava, Biscay, Gipuzkoa) and two enclaves (Enclave of Treviño and Valle de Villaverde) of the Basque Autonomous Community in the west, as well as the Chartered Community of Navarre to the east.

Aizkorri

Aizkorri MountainsUrbia
The highest point of the range is in the Aizkorri massif (1551 m). The three areas are:
Aizkorri or Aitzgorri (, meaning in Basque 'bare stone', literally 'red stone') is a massif, the highest one of the Basque Autonomous Community (Spain) with 1,551 m AMSL at its highest point (peak Aitxuri, meaning 'white stone').

Urdaibai estuary

Urdaibai's estuary
The main features of the coast are the Bilbao Abra Bay and the Estuary of Bilbao, the Urdaibai estuary and the Bidasoa-Txingudi Bay that forms the border with France.
The Urdaibai estuary is a natural region and a Biosphere Reserve of Biscay, Basque Country, Spain.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

AquitaineNouvelle-Aquitaine RegionAquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes
The Basque Country borders Cantabria and the Burgos province to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north, France (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Navarre to the east and La Rioja (the Ebro River) to the south.
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is delimited by four other French regions (Pays de la Loire to the north-west, Centre-Val de Loire to the north, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to the east, and Occitanie to the south-east), three autonomous communities in Spain to the south (from east to west, Aragon, Navarre, and Basque Country), and the North Atlantic Ocean (the north-eastern part of Bay of Biscay, Golfe de Gascogne in French) to the west.

Basque Mountains

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The territory has three distinct areas, which are defined by the two parallel ranges of the Basque Mountains.
The range runs through the Basque Autonomous Community and western Navarre.

Rioja (wine)

RiojaRioja wineD.O. La Rioja
Some of Spain's production of Rioja wine takes place here.
Rioja wine is made from grapes grown in the autonomous communities of La Rioja and Navarre, and the Basque province of Álava.

Greater Bilbao

metropolitan areaBilbaoBilbao metropolitan area
Almost half of the 2,155,546 inhabitants of the Basque Autonomous Community live in Greater Bilbao, Bilbao's metropolitan area.
Greater Bilbao (Basque: Bilboaldea, Spanish: Gran Bilbao) is an administrative division of the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country, Spain.

Getxo

Las ArenasGetxo City Council
5) Getxo (83,000)
Getxo is a town located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in Spain.

Castile and León

Autonomous Community of Castile and LeónCastileCastilla y León
Over the 20th century most of this immigration came from other parts of Spain, typically from Galicia or Castile and León.
The Index of development of social services reflects that the community has one of the best social services in the country, positioning itself as the third autonomy that offers the best benefits to its citizens, after the Basque Country and Navarre.

Urola (river)

UrolaUrola river
Formed by many valleys with short rivers that flow from the mountains to the Bay of Biscay, like the Nervión, Urola or Oria.
The Urola is a river and valley in Gipuzkoa, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.

Basauri

9) Basauri (42,971)
Basauri is a major municipality of Biscay, in the Basque Country, an Autonomous Community in northern Spain.

Barakaldo

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4) Barakaldo (100,502)
Barakaldo is a municipality located in the Biscay province in the Basque Country.

Irun

IrúnBehobiaIrun / Irún
6) Irun (61,195)
Irun (Irún, Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.