Autonomous Community of Pais Vasco, Spain Genealogy

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Autonomous Communities[edit | edit source]

Autonomous communities are larger jurisdictions found within Spain and may contain several provinces. It is both a political and administrative division. The autonomous communities of Spain were created in 1978. To learn more about them please read Autonomous communities of Spain.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Basque Country, (Spanish: País Vasco; Basque: Euskadi), officially the Basque Autonomous Community, is an autonomous community based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country and granted the status of nationality within Spain in 1978. It is located in northern Spain and includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa. Currently there is no official capital in the autonomous community, but the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the province of Álava, is the de facto capital. The autonomous community of País Vasco is divided into 30 municipalities.[2]

Provinces of Pais Vasco[edit | edit source]

Provinces within its jurisdiction include:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Autonomous communities of Spain," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed October 7, 2020).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Basque Country (autonomous community)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed October 7, 2020).