Biscay

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Biscay

Bizkaia
Province
Historical Territory o Biscay1
Flag o Biscay
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Coat-of-arms of Biscay
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Coordinates: 43°15′N 2°59′W / 43.250°N 2.983°W / 43.250; -2.983
Kintra Spain
Autonomous Community Basque Kintra
CaipitalBilbao
Govrenment
 • Deputy GeneralJosé Luis Bilbao (EAJ)
Area
 • Total2,217 km2 (856 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total1,152,658
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Ranked
9
 • Percent
2.47%
Demonym
Offeecial leidsBasque, Spaingie
PairlamentCortes Generales
Congress seats8
Senate seats4
Juntas Generales de Vizcaya51
WebsiteBizkaiko Foru Aldundia
1.^ Complete offeecial names: Bizkaiko Lurralde Historikoa (Basque) an Territorio Histórico de Bizkaia (Spainyie)

Biscay (in Basque an offeecially Bizkaia an in Spaingie Vizcaya) is a province o Spain locate jist sooth o the Bay o Biscay. The name 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 weel-tae-pass an important provinces o Spain as a result o the massive industrialization in the last few year 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.