Place:Vascongadas, Spain

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NameVascongadas
Alt namesBasque Country
Basque Provincessource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 121
Basque regionsource: Family History Library Catalog
Basque Republicsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 338
Euskadisource: Wikipedia
Euskal Herriasource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 1 June 2003
Euskardisource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) I, 943-944
País Vascosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
País Vascosource: Wikipedia
Provincias Vascongadassource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 121
Vascongadassource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeAutonomous community
Coordinates43.0°N 2.5°W
Located inSpain     (1979 - )
Contained Places
Province
Guipúzcoa ( 1980 - )
Vizcaya ( 1980 - )
Álava ( 1980 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Basque Country is an autonomous community of northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay and Gipuzkoa, also called Historical Territories.

The Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community was granted the status of nationality within Spain, attributed by the Spanish Constitution of 1978 to separate ethnic realities. 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. Notwithstanding this spirit, the territory of Navarre was left out and made into a separate autonomous community. The capital is Vitoria-Gasteiz (Vitoria is the name in Spanish, Gasteiz in Basque), located in the province of Álava, and Bilbao its largest city, located in the province of Biscay.

The legal jurisdiction of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country should not be confused with the cultural larger Basque Country (Basque: Euskal Herria), the name given to the home of the Basque people, of which it is a component part.

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