Basque Region

This area is known as País Vasco in Spanish and Euskadi in Basque and is located in northern Spain bordering France. The Basque people have preserved unique culture, the jewel of which is its language, Euskera, a pre-Indo-European tongue whose mysterious origin has never been established. The Atlantic Ocean meets the green slopes of the Pyrenees, making a rugged coastline and mountainous hinterland.