Biscay

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Biscay
Bizkaia
Province
Historical Territory o Biscay1
Flag o Biscay
Flag
Coat-of-arms of Biscay
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 43°15′N 2°59′W / 43.250°N 2.983°W / 43.250; -2.983
Kintra Banner o Spain Spain
Autonomous Community Banner o Basque Kintra (autonomous commonty) Basque Kintra
Caipital Bilbao
Government
 • Deputy General José Luis Bilbao (EAJ)
Area
 • Total 2,217 km2 (856 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,152,658
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Ranked 9
 • Percent 2.47%
Demonym
Offeecial leids Basque, Spainyie
Parliament Cortes Generales
Congress seats 8
Senate seats 4
Juntas Generales de Vizcaya 51
Website Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia
1.^ Complete offeecial names: Bizkaiko Lurralde Historikoa (Basque) an Territorio Histórico de Bizkaia (Spainyie)

Biscay (in Basque an offeecially Bizkaia an in Spainyie Vizcaya) is a province o Spain locatit just sooth o the Bay o Biscay. The name an aa refers tae a historical territory o the Basque Kintra, heir o the auncient Lordship o Biscay. Its caipital ceety is Bilbao. It is ane o the maist prosperous an important provinces o Spain as a result o the massive industrialization in the last years o the 19t century an first hauf o the 20t century. Syne the deep deindustrialization o the 1970s, the economy haes come tae rely mair on the services sector.