Basque Kintra (greater region)

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Basque Kintra
Euskal Herria
Motto: Zazpiak Bat
Location o the Basque Kintra
Location o the Basque Kintra
The seiven provinces o the Basque Kintra, as claimed bi certain Basque sectors.
The seiven provinces o the Basque Kintra, as claimed bi certain Basque sectors.
Caipital Hestorically, Pamplona[note 1]
Largest city Bilbao
Offeecial leids Basque
French
Gascon
Spainyie
Demonym Basque
Government
 -  Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu
 -  Preses o Navarre Uxue Barkos
 -  Preses o the Pyrénées-Atlantiques depairtment Jean-Jacques Lasserre
Aurie
 -  Total 20,947 km2
8,088 sq mi 
Population
 -  2015 estimate aboot 3,000,000
 -  Densitie 143.22/km2
370.9/sq mi
Currency Euro (€) (EUR)
Internet TLD .eus   .es   .fr

The Basque Kintra (Basque: Euskal Herria) is a European cultural region hame tae the Basque fowk in the wastren Pyrenees that spans the border atween Fraunce an Spain on the Atlantic coast.

It comprises the Autonomous Communities o the Basque Kintra (autonomous community) an Navarre in Spain an the Northren Basque Kintra in Fraunce.

Even though they ar no necessarily synonyms, the concept o a single culturally Basque aurie spannin various regions an kintras haes been closely associatit since its vera inception tae the politics o Basque naitionalism. As such, the region is considered hame tae the Basque fowk (Basque: Euskaldunak), their leid (Basque: Euskara), culture an traditions. Nivertheless the aurie is neither linguistically nor culturally homogeneous, an the vera Basqueness o pairts o it, such as soothren Navarre, remains a vera contentious issue.

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  1. The Basque Kintra daes nae hae a de jure caipital, as it is nae a sovereign kintra. The caipital o the Basque Autonomous Commonity, is Vitoria-Gasteiz.