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The Ikurriña, flag designed by the founders of the Basque Nationalist Party EAJ-PNV Luis and Sabino Arana, is regarded as the national symbol of Euskal Herria, or the Basque country. Ikurrina, the Basque flag, as photographed by myself File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Basque Nationalist Party is a political party in the Basque region of Spain. ... Sabino Arana Goiri (January 26, 1865 – November 25, 1903), founder of the Basque Nationalist Party. ... This article is about the traditional Basque domain. ... This article is about the Basque people. ...

The flag was designed in 1894 to represent the province of Biscay (Vizcaya in Spanish, Bizkaia in Basque) and was adopted as the flag of the whole autonomous Spanish community of the Basque Country in 1933. It is now also commonly used in the French Basque Country, Iparralde. 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Vizcaya province Vizcaya (Basque Bizkaia) is a province of northern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country. ... Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Official languages Basque and Spanish Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 14th   7 234 km²  1,4% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 7th  2 108 281  5,0%  291,44/km² Demonym  – English  – Basque  – Spanish  Basque  euskal herritar, euskaldun  vasco/a, vascongado/a Statute of Autonomy... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the traditional Basque domain. ...

The Guernica oak.

The Ikurriña has a white cross and a green saltire across a red background. The green St Andrew's cross might represent the Oak of Guernica, a symbol of the old laws of Bizkaia. The white cross represents Catholicism and was also found behind the Oak in the Heraldic arms of Bizkaia, and the red background represents the Basque people (originally, the Biscaynes). The red background and vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines show some similarity to the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Navarre. Some sources say that the design was inspired by that of the British union flag. Download high resolution version (749x1147, 136 KB)Gernikako Arbola, the Gernika oak I took the picture in 1997, I think. ... Download high resolution version (749x1147, 136 KB)Gernikako Arbola, the Gernika oak I took the picture in 1997, I think. ... The arms of St Albans: a gold saltire on a blue field A saltire is an X-shaped figure in heraldry. ... Gernikako Arbola (the Guernica tree in Basque) is an oak tree that symbolizes traditional freedoms for the Biscayne people, and by extensions the Basque people. ... This article considers Catholicism in the broadest ecclesiastical sense. ... The Kingdom of Navarre traditionally evolved from the county of Pamplona, its traditional capital, when the Basque leader Iñigo Aritza was chosen King in Pamplona, traditionally in 824, and led a local revolt against the Franks. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag or Union Jack is the flag most commonly associated with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and was also used throughout the former British Empire. ...

The Basque nationalist party Herri Batasuna used a logo inspired by the Ikurrina.



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