Basque Kintra (greater region)

The Basque Kintra (Basque: Euskal Herria) is a European cultural region hame tae the Basques in the wastren Pyrenees that spans the border atween Fraunce an Spain on the Atlantic coast.

Basque Kintra

Euskal Herria
Banner o Basque Kintra
Coat o airms o Basque Kintra
Coat o airms
Motto: Zazpiak Bat
Location o the Basque Kintra
Location o the Basque Kintra
The seiven provinces o the Basque Kintra, as claimit bi certain Basque sectors.
The seiven provinces o the Basque Kintra, as claimit bi certain Basque sectors.
CaipitalHestorically, Pamplona[note 1]
Lairgest ceetyBilbao
Offeecial leidsBasque
Iñigo Urkullu
• Preses o Navarre
Uxue Barkos
• Preses o the Pyrénées-Atlantiques depairtment
Jean-Jacques Lasserre
• Total
20,947 km2 (8,088 sq mi)
• 2015 estimate
aboot 3,000,000
• Density
143.22/km2 (370.9/sq mi)
CurrencyEuro (€) (EUR)
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It comprises the Autonomous Commonties o the Basque Kintra (autonomous community) an Navarre in Spain an the Northren Basque Kintra in Fraunce.

Even tho they ar no necessarily synonyms, the concept o a single culturally Basque aurie spannin various regions an kintras haes been closely associatit since its vera inception tae the politics o Basque naitionalism. As such, the region is considered hame tae the Basques (Basque: Euskaldunak), their leid (Basque: Euskara), cultur an tradeetions. Nivertheless the aurie is neither linguistically nor culturally homogeneous, an the vera Basqueness o pairts o it, such as soothren Navarre, remains a vera contentious issue.

Notes eedit

  1. The Basque Kintra daes nae hae a de jure caipital, as it is nae a sovereign kintra. The caipital o the Basque Autonomous Commonity, is Vitoria-Gasteiz.