Basque Provinces


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Basque Provinces

A region comprising three provinces of northern Spain on the Bay of Biscay. It borders on France in the northeast along the western Pyrenees.

Basque Provinces

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Basque Country

n
(Placename) an autonomous region of N Spain, comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya: inhabited mainly by Basques, who retained virtual autonomy from the 9th to the 19th century. Pop: 1 840 700 (2003 est). Area: about 7250 sq km (2800 sq miles)

Basque′ Prov′inces


n.pl.
a region in N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay.
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Three Basque provinces lie in France, while there's four in Spain, hence the old graffiti that states "4+3=1".
Hain's reasoning being that Spain, because of Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, would vote against any country that had seceded.
The terrorist struggle for Basque independence has so few supporters because the Basque provinces of Spain already have almost complete control over their own affairs.
Noting that Morocco's autonomy proposal "would provide effective self-determination for the Sahrawis, allowing for local decision-making and control over economic, social, linguistic and cultural issues, Veerland cited as examples several successful autonomy regions, including the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Italy, the autonomous region of Madeira in Portugal and the Catalonia and the Basque Provinces in Spain.
61) In a report entitled "Street Violence 1999" the Spanish Interior Ministry documented a total of 390 acts of "street violence" particularly in the Basque provinces of Vizcaya and Guipuzcoa during the ceasefire.
Owing to their special, local circumstances, the exceptions to these rather unheroic rules were the Basque provinces and Navarre.
This party, known as Batasuna or Sozialista Abertzaleak, has been fighting for the autonomy of three of northern Spain's Basque provinces, but it has been declining in power since being formally banned by the conservative People's Party government in 2003.
Spain's Galacia, Valencia, Catalonia and Basque provinces also have forms of self-rule as do the Danish administrations of Greenland and Faroe Island.
This is a study of roughly 350 cases involving sexual misconduct from the province of Vizcaya, one of the Basque provinces of northern Spain.
Colacci's outstanding reading creates accents for the characters from different countries where Taylor's search takes him, including Scotland and the French and Spanish Basque provinces.
In Catalonia and the Basque provinces, as in Scotland and Wales, the processes of devolution have not created a new sense of identity but have given new means of expression to an old one.
During Franco's war, only two Basque provinces fought against Franco, the Nazis and the Fascism.