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  Basque Country (autonomous community) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basque Country (Basque Euskadi, Spanish País Vasco) is an autonomous community with the status of historic region within Spain, the capital of which is Vitoria (Basque Gasteiz).
The autonomous communities political structure is defined the Gernika Statute, which was approved in a controversial, and substantially boycotted, referendum on October 25, 1979.
The Basque Country is one of the wealthiest communities of Spain, with GDP per capita being 20.6% higher than that of the European Union average in 2004 [1]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_Country_(autonomous_community)   (219 words)

  
 Basque Country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Basque nationalism was launched by Sabino Arana in the 19th century as the aspiration for such a nation state.
Against the wishes of Basque nationalists but favoring the wishes of most the population of Navarra, who reject the perspective of integration in the Basque Country, Navarre established itself separately with little cultural collaboration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_Country   (423 words)

  
 Basque Country --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Spanish País Vasco, Basque Euskadi or Euskal Herria comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”) and historic region of northern Spain encompassing the provincias of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Biscay (Vizcaya) and established by the statute of autonomy of 1979.
The Basque Country borders the Bay of Biscay to the north.
comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”) and historic region of northern Spain encompassing the provincias of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Biscay (Vizcaya) and established by the statute of autonomy of 1979.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9013647   (777 words)

  
 Euromosaic - Basque in CAV (Spain)
Basque is most commonly spoken within the family circle, and the further a speaker is from the family environment the less he uses Basque, with the exception of certain formal situations (dealings with administrative bodies, for example).
At the University of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), for instance, 39% of the compulsory courses are taught in Basque.
All filmmakers subsidized by the Basque Government are required to produce a copy of their film dubbed into Basque, which is not normally used for commercial purposes unless it is shown on the first channel of ETB (in 1994 ETB was scheduled to transmit between 2,500 and 3,000 hours of films in Basque).
www.uoc.edu /euromosaic/web/document/basc/an/i1/i1.html   (2367 words)

  
 Adelante
The Basque Country, or Euskadi in the Basque language, is one of 17 autonomous Spanish communities, as stated in the current constitution in force in Spain.
The most immediate problem of the Basque conflict is that, at the margin of the political debate between the nationalist parties and the non-nationalists in Euskadi, there exists an armed band of terrorists.
Basque nationalism was born in the 19th century with the ideas of Sabino Arana.
www.adelantesi.com /Archive/Old/mdmg-basque-eng.htm   (1526 words)

  
 Basque Country - Simple English Wikipedia
Since then, Basque people from that area of Basque Country has had their own government, and fought for gain the North part of Basque Country from Frenchs.
Today, three of the Basque districts in Spain--Araba, Bizkaia, and Gipuzkoa--form a political unit known as an autonomous community of Spain.
It is one of 17 autonomous communities in Spain.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_Country   (309 words)

  
 Basque Paper Cluster: Basque Autonomous Community
The rest of the surface area of the Basque Autonomous Community is fundamentally dedicated to pasturage, in addition to a significant amount of extended area crops (cereals, potatoes and beets) and vineyards.
There are two official languages in the Basque Autonomous Community: Spanish, the official language of all of Spain, and Euskara or Euskera, the native Basque language, also spoken in Navarra and the French Basque Country in the French region of Aquitaine.
Moderate growth in the Basque GDP in comparison with previous years was basically due to the lower pace of internal demand (1.9%) where investment growth levels fell from 4.4% in 2001 to 2.3% in 2002, while consumption decelerated at a lower rate (six tenths of a percentage point).
www.clusterpapel.com /ingles/cav.html   (1485 words)

  
 Basque Country (Spain)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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).
Euskadi is the Basque name used for the Basque Autonomous Community (Comunidad Autónoma Vasca), whereas the whole of the Basque lands in France and Spain are referred to as Euskal Herria (which means 'Basque Country').
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/es-pv.html   (1779 words)

  
 Basque Framework for Negotiations
Basque society, which has opted by a clear majority for the Statute, is now fully aware of the fact that it must not let either political violence or the positions of those who defend or justify such violence condition their democratic, majority-backed stance.
Likewise, ETA addresses to the Basque society for this proposal to be discussed by political organizations, trade unions, social movements and by the whole of the society, because "the final word and decision must be taken by the Basque population".
To achieve the recognition of the Basque Country, essential for this process to be really democratic, is the aim of the political negotiation between ETA and the Spanish State.
www.tamilnation.org /conflictresolution/countrystudies/basque/basque.htm   (3088 words)

  
 GeoNative - Meet Euskal Herria, The Basque Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

  
 Election of 1990
Psychologically, the second half of the decade in the Basque Country and, indeed, in all of Spain and Europe, was dominated by a fixation on 1992.
Basque nationalists believe that since the language has been discriminated against or even prohibited under the Franco regime, and since its use is not equal to Spanish, it should receive consideration and support.
The Statute of Guernica, adopted by the Basque Country in 1980 pursuant to Spanish constitutional authority, articulates the distribution of governmental functions between the central Spanish and autonomous Basque governments.
basque.unr.edu /09/9.3/9.3.43t/9.3.43.05.election.htm   (2075 words)

  
 Basque Country (Spanish region)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Autonomous community of central northern Spain, created in 1979, including the provinces of Vizcaya, Álava, and Guipúzcoa;; area 7,261 sq km/2,803 sq mi; population (2002 est) 2,067,600.
The region is bordered by the Bay of Biscay to the north and separated from the French part of the Basque Country cultural region by the Pyrenees.
Basque and Spanish are both official languages of the Basque Autonomous Community.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0101710.html   (333 words)

  
 Arachne @ Rutgers - Volume 2, Number 2 - Bilingual Education in the Basque Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basque society expects the younger generations to guarantee Basque language maintenance and the primary education system to teach it to monolingual children and produce an increasing number of balanced bilinguals.
Since full immersion in Basque does not bring along an academic burden on children coming from Spanish-speaking families, and since full competence of Spanish is ensured even in full immersion in Basque programs, parents prefer to reinforce the presence of Basque in the education of their children.
The Basque case is often described as a success, given the remarkable increase in the number of bilingual speakers in the younger generations and the wider presence of Basque in status-stressing situations.
arachne.rutgers.edu /vol2_2amorrortu.htm   (6297 words)

  
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It is divided into two autonomous communities (Euskadi and Navarre) in the south, located on the Iberian Peninsula, and the community of the North Basque Country in the Aquitaine (France).
Basque is spoken today by over half a million people and this vestige of old European languages coexists with Spanish in the south and French in the north.
In the field of the media in the Basque Country the appearance of the national public media: EITB (Basque Radio-Television) has been the most important event in the past two decades since the death of General Franco and the instauration of the democratic monarchy2.
www.ehu.es /zer/zer2/10artpala.html   (6016 words)

  
 Berria.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The view of the Basque Autonomous Community Government, expressed by its spokesperson Miren Azkarate, is that the plan of the PSOE and the PP to prevent the HZ-Herritarren Zerrenda from standing in the European elections is “incomprehensible and unacceptable”.
The Basque Government’s spokesperson gave a press briefing at the Presidential Offices yesterday morning to give the Government’s reaction to the decisions taken by the PSOE government after the Anti-Terrorism Pact meeting.
The Basque Government spokesperson went on to defend the right of the HZ to stand in the elections: “It has not only gathered 50,000 signatures, it has also received the approval of the Spanish Elections Committee,” she pointed out.
www.berria.info /english/ikusi.php?id=489   (431 words)

  
 EUSKARA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basque is spoken in parts of the provinces of Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, and Araba (which make up the Autonomous Basque Community), and in the Autonomous Community of Navarre (Nafarroa) as well as in the northern part of the Basque Country in France (Labourd, Basse-Navarre and Soule), Lapurdi, Behe-Nafarroa and Zuberoa.
In 1982 the 'Act for the Normalization of the Use of Basque' was passed, laying down numerous provisions on the use of the language in administration, education and the media.
The amount of Basque used on local radio stations and on the regional Spanish television is minimal, but broadcasts from the Basque Community can be received without much difficulty.
www.minority2000.net /Gr-75/t62gb.htm   (733 words)

  
 Television News and the Real World
The Basque Autonomous Community’s parliament created ETB in 1982, and since then it has been instrumental in recovering the Basque language and culture, and in transmitting information and opinions to the Basque population.
The Basque Country as presented on ETB is a politically and administratively a structured country with a socially coherent and defined community living normal lives.
This is because of the administrative division of the Basque Country and also because ETB gives a symbolic picture of a bigger and wider Basque Country, closer to the cultural, linguistic and historical territory.
basque.unr.edu /09/9.3/9.3.56t/9.3.56.03.tvnews.htm   (2919 words)

  
 Basque Country (Spain)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
This COA shows not only the arms of the three provinces composing the current Basque Country proper (Spanish autonomous region), but also those of Navarre, which is mostly in other Spanish autonomous region (Comunidad Foral de Navarra) and has a smaller part in France (Lower Navarre).
I have always wondered why the quarters in the Basque Autonomous Community COA are not exactly the same as the traditional COAs of the three provinces.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/es-euska.html   (2331 words)

  
 Coat-of-Arms (Basque Country, Spain)
This sentence was observed by the Basque government, and an Agreement of March 25th, 1986 modified the Arms, removing the Navarran chains leaving the fourth quarter plain red.
I have always wondered why the quarters in the Basque Autonomous Community coat-of-arms are not exactly the same as the traditional coats-of-arms of the three provinces.
This coat-of-arms shows not only the arms of the three provinces composing the current Basque Country proper (Spanish autonomous region), but also those of Navarre, which is mostly in other Spanish autonomous region (Comunidad Foral de Navarra) and has a smaller part in France (Lower Navarre).
flagspot.net /flags/es)pv.html   (1662 words)

  
 SFEE - Ibarretxe Plan
On Tuesday, February 1st, the Lehendakari defended the new political statute of free association ("Ibarretxe Plan") between the Basque Autonomous Community and Spain in Madrid at the Spanish Parliament.
The future of self-government in the Basque Country is not going to be decided in meetings between you, Mr Zapatero, and you, Mr Rajoy.
Autonomous Judiciary, which with together with the Basque Parliament and the Basque Government would complete self-government of the Basque Country.
www.sfbasque.org /Ibarretxe.htm   (250 words)

  
 GeoNative - Euskal Herria - The Basque Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) is formed by seven provinces.
The Basque Autonomous region is depicted in blue, Nafarroa is yellow, and the provinces under French administration are red.
Official languages areas in the province of Nafarroa: Basque is co-official north of the green area, it has limited rights in the green "mixed" area, and has no rights at all south of it.
www.geocities.com /Athens/9479/ehlabur.html   (579 words)

  
 Buber's Basque Page: Note Archive
While not Basque herself, as evidenced by her last name she married a Basque man, Jose Maria Telleria who was the son of Basque immigrants.
Basque Pride, at tribe.net, is a place to chat with other Basques about language, culture, and festivals.
This one, entitled A Basque Historian's Dilemma, is by Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe.
www.buber.net /Basque/note.archive.php   (7235 words)

  
 Speak Up! Languages - The Basque Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basque is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France.
The Standard Basque name for the language is euskara; other dialectal forms are euskera, eskuara and üskara.
Although geographically surrounded by Indo-European languages, Basque is not an Indo-European language, but a language isolate.
www.speakuplanguages.com /basque   (107 words)

  
 The annual Budgets of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country
The annual Budget of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country fixes a maximum expenditure limit and makes an estimate of the amount of revenue to be collected during the financial year, it also fixes a maximum limit for the allocation of guarantees and for the amount of debt in which the Government may incur.
The Autonomous Community of the Basque Country Budget is made up of the Budgets which correspond to General Administration (Government Departments and Budgetary Sections) and Institutional Administration (Autonomous Agencies, Public Organizations Subject to Company Law and Public Limited Companies partly owned by the Government).
The General Administration and Autonomous Agencies Budgets contain an explanation of the current state of expendidure and revenue.
www.euskadi.net /k28aVisWar/k28aDef.jsp?hz=i   (228 words)

  
 Leioa - TheBestLinks.com - Spain, Vizcaya, Basque Country (autonomous community), Bilbao, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Leioa is a municipality in Vizcaya, Basque Country.
Today it is part of grater Bilbao, and it is the name of a metro station stop in the city metro.
The municipality of Leioa still retains much of its agricultural past and out of the urban centre many traditional basque houses can still be seen on little family farms.
www.thebestlinks.com /Leioa.html   (193 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Basque Country (autonomous community) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa / Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Official languages Basque and Spanish Area - total - % of Spain Ranked 14th 7 234 km²; 1,4% Pop...
Basque Country (Basque Euskadi, Spanish País Vasco) is an autonomous community of the Spanish state whose capital is Vitoria (Basque Gasteiz).
Before the Spanish Constitution of 1978 and its system of autonomous communities, these three provinces were known in Spanish as the Provincias Vascongadas.
www.ipedia.com /basque_country__autonomous_community_.html   (142 words)

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