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Basque Country

BACKGROUND

Information: An ethnic region.

The Basque Country, known as Euskal Herria in Basque language, is the name given to the home of the Basque people. The Basque country is located in the western Pyrenees, straddling the border between France and Spain on the coast of the Bay of Biscay.

The Northern Basque Country, known in Basque as Iparralde (literally, "the northern part") is the part of the Basque Country that lies entirely within France. The Southern Basque Country, known in Basque as Hegoalde (literally, "the southern part") is the part of the Basque region that lies completely within Spain.

Regions: Seven provinces

Languages: Predominantly Basque with French and Spanish

Religion: Catholic


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