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Vizcaya

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Vizcaya province
Vizcaya province

Vizcaya (Basque Bizkaia) is a province of northern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

It is bordered by the provinces of Cantabria, Burgos, Guip˙zcoa, and ┴lava, and by the Bay of Biscay.

Of the 1,133,444 people (2002) who live in Vizcaya, about 30% live in the capital, Bilbao (Basque Bilbo). Guernica (Basque, Gernika-Lumo), a town regarded as the spiritual centre of the traditional Basque Country, is located in Vizcaya.

Other important towns include Barakaldo, Portugalete, Durango, and Balmaseda.


See List of municipalities in Vizcaya.


External links

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