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  Basque Country. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Although Basque was recognized as the official language of the region in 1978, most Basques speak French or Spanish.
In the densely populated coastal provinces of Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa the chief occupations are mining of iron, lead, copper, and zinc and metalworking, shipbuilding, and fishing.
The Basque nationalist leader, José Antonio de Aguirre, was elected president of the autonomous government, but a large part of its territory was soon in insurgent hands.
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/Basqueco.html   (423 words)

 GeoNative - Meet Euskal Herria, The Basque Country
The Basque Country is a nation in southwestern Europe.
The Basque Country is the territory which is historically, ethnically and culturally Basque.
There is another minority language in the Basque Country: Occitan; several hundred people (or a few thousand) speak Gascon and Bearnais dialects of Occitan in the french side of the Basque Country.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9479/basque.html   (1260 words)

  Basque Country - MSN Encarta
Established in 1980, the Basque Country’s regional government, known as the Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco (CAPV; Spanish for “Autonomous Community of the Basque Country”), consists of a president whose office is in Vitoria and a 75-member unicameral legislative assembly that convenes in Guernica.
In 1959 the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA; Basque for “Basque Homeland and Liberty”) began demanding that the Basque Country be allowed to secede from Spain and form an independent state that would include the Basque regions of Navarra and France; they also began to practice terrorism.
The ETA demanded that all Basque prisoners in Spanish prisons be transferred to the Basque Country.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579893_2/Basque_Country.html   (1541 words)

 Buber's Basque Page: A Short History of the Basque Country
Basque speaking country, are making cultural history in that it is the language that has moulded and given the Basque people a sense of unity, a sense of being a nation.
The Basques moved to and fro on each side of their land of the Pyrenees and fought against the armies of Suintila, Recesvinto, and Wamba in the eighth century when Tarik disembarked in 711 with 7,000 Berber soldiers in what is now Gibraltar, and defeated the Goths.
Thus, the new political map of the Basque Country (the ultimate goal of this SHORT HISTORY) was established (excluding Navarre) in democratic Spain, with Carlos Garaikoetxea as President.
www.buber.net /Basque/History/shorthist.html   (4322 words)

 Basque Country information - Search.com
The Basque Country (Basque: Euskal Herria) is a cultural region in the western Pyrenees mountains that define the border between France and Spain, extending down to the coast of the Bay of Biscay.
The southern Basque Country falls within the Spanish autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Navarre, and the Northern Basque Country forms part of the French département of Pyrénées Atlantiques.
Basque Nationalism, basically aligned in the Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV), founded by Arana, aimed, via democratic means, to achieve some sort of self rule that approximated or superated (independence) the self rule that once granted the foral autonomy.
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 Basque country holiday accommodation, country hotels, villas and bed and breakfast (b&b)
All areas of the Basque Country are covered, from the coast (Costa Vasca) to the rural mountain areas.
Restored rural stone country house situated in foothills of the Andutza mountains, It is close to the sea and...
Restored country house in the town of Cestona, which is famous for its Spa (4 kms).
www.coloursofspain.com /rent/basque_country_pais_vasco_accommodation   (776 words)

 Basque Club of North Queensland - History
Given that the border between Basque and Gascon country is more diffuse than that of Basque and Castilian country, it is commonly assumed that the Basques' origin was in Aquitaine and that they migrated southward.
The Basque Country or Euskal Herria (land of the Basque language), as the three million Basques call their nation straddles the French-Spanish border along the western Pyrenees.
Basque is sparsely attested before the 16th century, when the first book in the language was printed (1545), though it has maintained a continuous literary tradition since then.
www.basqueclubnq.com /history.html   (940 words)

 AllRefer.com - Basque country, Spain & Portugal (Spanish And Portuguese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
In the densely populated coastal provinces of Vizcaya and GuipUzcoa the chief occupations are mining of iron, lead, copper, and zinc and metalworking, shipbuilding, and fishing.
Basque nationalism remained strong, however, and the region achieved autonomy again in 1980 when it elected its first parliament.
In their campaign for Basque self-determination, the militant Basque Homeland and Freedom (Euzkadi Ta Azkatasuna; ETA) has been responsible for much terrorism; a 1998–99 cease-fire by the ETA failed to produce a negotiated settlement.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Basqueco.html   (457 words)

 Basque Country (Spain)
In 1936 the Basque Autonomous Government (whose Lehendakari —president— was José Antonio Agirre) was created, with representation of all the democratic parties, and the Ikurriña was declared by law the Basque flag.
The ikurriña was designed by the Biscay brothers Sabino and Luis Arana for the province of Biscay, and it derives from the Biscay coat-of-arms (the red field is from the ancient Biscay flag, the white cross from the argent cross of the coat-of-arms [which shows behind the tree] and the green saltire from the tree).
The Basques have names for the "French" and the "Spanish" parts of their country: Iparralde (from Ipar, the North) for the "French" part; Hegoalde (from Hego, the South) for the "Spanish" part.
www.fotw.net /flags/es-pv.html   (1806 words)

 Basque Country, Incoming Travel Agency in Spain
Basque Country (Basque Euskadi, Spanish País Vasco) is an autonomous community with the status of historical region within Spain, the capital of which is Vitoria (Basque Gasteiz).
The provincial governments (diputación foral) were restored only in the Basque Country and Navarre, but many of their powers were transferred to the new government of the Basque Country autonomous community; however, the provinces still perform tax collection in their respective territories, coordinating with the Basque, Spanish and European governments.
Bilbao (Basque: Bilbo) in the North of Spain, is the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of the province of Biscay (Basque: Bizkaia).
www.tempsdoci.com /Basquecountry_incoming.php   (539 words)

 Basque Country Tourism
In the seventies, after researching, innovating and extending the repertoire of traditional Basque cooking and after a first contact with French cuisine, a group of young chefs came up with the idea of the so-called New Basque Cuisine, and today some of the leading chefs in this movement are household names.
Another of the curiosities of Basque cooking are the "pinchos" or "tapas", small portions served in most bars and restaurants and which represent another opportunity to try the delicacies of our cuisine.
The Basque Country offers a wide range of restaurants, steakhouses, seafood restaurants, cider farms, etc., for all tastes and pockets.
www.basquecountry-tourism.com /gastronomia.php   (319 words)

 Election of 30N - 35
Their argument is bolstered by the fact that less than a third of the Basque Country voted in favor of the constitution in the 1978 referendum.
The Statute of Guernica, adopted by the Basque Country pursuant to Spanish constitutional authority, articulates the distribution of governmental functions between the central Spanish and the Autonomous Basque governments.
Basque nationalists on the other hand, believe that since the language has been discriminated against (indeed it was outlawed under the Franco regime) and since its use is now unequal to Spanish, it should receive special consideration and support.
basque.unr.edu /09/9.3/9.3.35t/   (4141 words)

 Basque Country : Introduction | Frommers.com
The three Spanish Basque provinces occupy the eastern part of the Cantabrian Mountains, between the Pyrenees and the valley of the Nervión.
Although on the wane since the beginning of this century, the Basque language is now enjoying a modest renaissance; it's taught in schools, and autonomous TV stations in the region broadcast in the language.
Basques wear a boina, a beret of red, blue, or white woolen cloth, as a badge of pride and a political statement.
www.frommers.com /destinations/basquecountry/1197010001.html   (488 words)

 Pyrenees Guide .com - basque country tourism travel guide
The Basque language, Euskara, is clamed to be the earliest of European Languages.
In Spain, since 1979 the Basque Country has a Statute of Autonomy that facilitates it to have a Basque Government and a Basque Parliament.
The Basque Country is world renowed for the quality of its traditional cuisine as well as for the imagination of its nouvelle cuisine.
www.pyreneesguide.com /cats.asp?cID=30   (145 words)

 Basque Country travel guide - Wikitravel
The Basque Country (Basque: Euskadi) is a region at the north of Spain, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and France.
The Spanish constitution of 1978 established the provinces of Araba, Gipuzkoa, and Bizkaia as the Basque Autonomous Region.
The Basque Autonomous Region (Communidad Autonoma Vasca) has a great deal of autonomy from the national government (including the autonomy to recognize Euskera as an official language of the region) but this has not satisfied all factions of the Basque community.
wikitravel.org /en/Basque_Country   (736 words)

 Scottish Independence Guide: Basque Country
In addition to the new newspaper Basque nationalists have indicated that they will not be cowed by the decision of the Spanish government to ban their political party a move which has at a stroke disenfranchised a large percentage of the population of the Basque country.
Nor does the Basque national movement seem swayed by the ill-judged decision of the US government to target Basque nationalist parties in a move which is clearly a message of support for the Aznar government which along with the UK was a puppet in their Iraq policy.
Former Spanish PM Aznar's denial of the rights to self determination for the Basque country is in direct contradiction of Article One of the UN Charter which specifically guarantees the rights of small nations to their independence.
www.scottishindependence.com /basque_country_independence.htm   (2232 words)

 Euzkadi - Basque Country
The Basques are very closely in touch with the moon and its cycles, and this figure appears in numerous myths, rites and legends.
The female divinity of the ancient Basques was "Mari", the lady or gentlewoman who lived in the caves which reach deep down to the center of the earth.
This is Beigorri, guardian of the houses of Mari, the principal spirit or goddess of Basque mythology.
dametzdesign.com /euzkadi.html   (6816 words)

 the Basque Country - Southwest France - France Monthly
Of course, French Basques speak perfect French, but not mastering the Basque language as well as one's parents or grandparents is, still today, often considered breaking the chain of tradition and a disability.
The Basque Country has a definite identity, yet is made up of 4 provinces in Spain and 3 in France.
The charm and character of the Basque Country comes not only from the beauty of its magnificent landscapes and its lovely climate, but also from the strong and living culture that its people are so proud of, even if modern-day life sometimes takes them away from it.
www.francemonthly.com /n/0205/index.php   (1726 words)

 The Basque Country : Spanish courses in Spain.
The Basque Country : Spanish courses in Spain.
Two are within the Spanish State: the Basque Autonomous Community (formed by Araba, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, blue on the map above) and the Autonomous Community of Navarre (Nafarroa alone, yellow on the map).
Basque population is educated and therefore, they speak a clear and correct Spanish.
www.lacunza.com /Spanish/the-basque-country.php   (458 words)

 Basque Country - Euskera - Spain - regions - the people
The Basque Country or Euskadi as it is known locally is a place of enormous vitality and has a rich historical background.
Tourism has always been part of the Basque Country and here is where the Royals chose to spend their summers.
Throughout the Basque Country there are numerous castles and other defensive constructions, symbolising the conflicts of the Middle Ages.
www.idealspain.com /Pages/Places/Basque.htm   (519 words)

 Basque Country holiday apartments - property for rent | Basque holidays
The three provinces that make up the Basque Country are Alava (Capital city Vitoria), Vizcaya (Capital city Bilbao) and Guipuzcoa (Capital city San Sebastian).
The Basque Country is considered to be a peaceful region offering many attractive cities, pretty coastal towns and the spectacular scenery of the Pyrenees Mountains.
We are currently looking for property for rent in the Basque Country including the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria to add to our selection of great value apartments and villas accommodation in Spain.
www.idealrentals4u.com /spain/basque_country.html   (464 words)

 Basque Country France - IndigoGuide Basque Country
The wettest and greenest part of the Pyrenees is known as the Basque Country, (Euskadi in Basque and País Vasco in Spanish), which is situated in the far southwestern corner of France in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64) in the region of Aquitaine.
The most fascinating aspect of the Basque Country history and culture is the language itself, Euskadi.
The two main towns in the Basque Country are Biarritz and Bayonne, both about 25km north of the mountains and the Spanish border.
www.indigoguide.com /france/basque-country.htm   (506 words)

 Basque Country
Vitoria: Capital of the Basque Country with remarkable monumental buildings such as the Gothic Santa Maria Cathedral, the Churches of San Pedro and San Miguel.
There are signs of the dawning of human life in the Basque Country from the end of the Early Stone Ages, some 100,000 years ago.
One thing is certain though, the Basques are the oldest and purest ethnic group on the Iberian Peninsula.
www.totallyspain.com /spain_travel_information.asp?id=7   (1408 words)

 Basqueresearch.com: News - Basque Country horses
Thus, at the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology of the University of the Basque Country (EHU-UPV), sheep, cows and horses native to Euskal Herria were studied.
In the case of horses, four breeds were studied: the pottokas, the Basque mountain pony, the Jaca Navarra and the Burguete breed.
Also, comparing breeds native to the Basque Country with others, it was observed that the former have a greater genetic variability in terms of their microsatellites.
www.basqueresearch.com /berria_irakurri.asp?Gelaxka=1_1&Berri_Kod=913&hizk=I   (669 words)

 Bilbao & the Basque Country Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Just southwest of the southern border of France and bathed by the Bay of Biscay, the Basque Country is made up of three main provinces: Vizcaya (which includes Bilbao); Guipuzcoa (which includes San Sebastián); and Alava, where the Basque capital, Vitoria, lies.
With its steady drizzle (poetically called the sirimiri), damp verdant landscape, and rugged coastline, the Basque Country is a distinct national and cultural entity within the Spanish state, and it has a linguistically mysterious, non-Indo-European language of its own: Euskera.
The much-reported Basque independence movement is made up of a small but radical sector of the political spectrum.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=bilbao@254   (474 words)

 Basque Club of North Queensland
The Basque language will be given impetus in Australia as the Boga system has been put into operation at the Basque Centres in Sydney and Townsville.
They didn't install the Boga system in Melbourne since the Basque community was too small there and they didn't have headquarters for their use.
The Basque Country is located in the Northern Spain and a small part of France.
www.basqueclubnq.com /index.html   (705 words)

 Buber's Basque Page: Main Page
Basque Whaling: Even though it is currently un-PC to talk about human activities such as whaling, there is no denying the importance that whaling has held in Basque history and the Basque economy.
Basque Imports: Etcheverry Basque Imports is one of the older Basque import stores in the United States, but until recently, they haven't had much of an online presence.
Basque Chocolate: France Monthly is a, surprisingly, monthly newsletter featuring articles on different aspects of France and French life.
www.buber.net /Basque   (1448 words)

 BEO - Basque Film Series
The controversy engendered by Julio Medem's Basque Ball: The Skin Against the Stone is only the latest bout in a struggle to represent and explore Basque identity on film.
Basque documentarists sought to express the contrast and discord that defined their relationship with the centralized Francoist film industry and, though deprived of Euskera, their juxtaposition of sounds and images created an equivalent language of conflict that culminated in the introspective Ama Lur (1968).
A journey into the soul of the Basque country, Obaba is based on the popular short story collection Obabakoak by Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga and was the official 2006 Acadamy Awards Oscar candidate from Spain.
www.basqueed.org /BasqueFilmSeries.htm   (1637 words)

 Studies in the Basque Country - 30
Now in its third year, the University Studies in the Basque Country Consortium is organizing the 1985-86 summer and academic year-long programs in the Basque Country of northern Spain.
As in the past, undergraduate and graduate level courses will be available in Basque history, anthropology, political science, cuisine and folkdance, as well as a full curriculum of Hispanic language, culture and literature.
The University Studies in the Basque Country academic program, a consortium project of Boise State University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Nevada Reno, and the University of the Basque Country, is open to university students throughout the United States.
basque.unr.edu /09/9.3/9.3.30t/   (497 words)

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