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The Basque Country may refer to one of three areas inhabited by the Basque people:

  • The Basque Country (autonomous community) (Comunidad Autonoma Vasca, Euskadi, País Vasco or Vascongadas), an autonomous community of Spain, composed with Alava (Araba), Vizcaya (Bizkaia) and Gipuzkoa.
  • The Basque Country (greater region) (Euskal Herria, País Vasco, Pays Basque), the approximate cultural area of Basque culture and language. It is made up of the Spanish provinces of Alava (Araba), Vizcaya (Bizkaia),Gipuzkoa, the Autonomous Community of Navarra (Nafarroa), and the French areas (not recognized as administrative regions) of Lower Navarre (Behe Nafarroa), Labourd (Lapurdi) and Soule (Zuberoa).
  • The Northern Basque Country (Iparralde, Pays Basque or Pays Basque Nord), the northern part of Euskal Herria, in France, with Lower Navarre (Behe Nafarroa), Labourd (Lapurdi) and Soule (Zuberoa).

The Basque Country may refer to one of three areas inhabited by the Basque people:

  • The Basque Country (autonomous community) (Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, Euskadi, País Vasco or Vascongadas), an autonomous community of Spain (shown in pink on the map)
  • The Basque Country (greater region) (Euskal Herria, País Vasco, Pays Basque), the approximate cultural area of Basque culture and language
  • The Northern Basque Country (Iparralde, Pays Basque or Pays Basque Nord), the three (historic) northern provinces in France (shown in yellow on the map).
  • The Southern Basque Country (Hegoalde) is a term used in Basque to refer to the Basque provinces in Spain i.e. the Autonomous Basque Community plus Navarre (shown in pink and green on the map).
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