Flag of the Basque Country (GIF)



The Basque Country flag (Spanish: Bandera del País Vasco [Ikurriña]) consists of a white cross on a green cross that extends to the edge of the flag over a red field. The red background symbolizes the Biscayan people. The green cross is thought to represent the Guernica Oak, the symbol of the Biscay Old Laws. And the white cross over them symbolizes the Basques' devotion to the Catholic religion. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 14:25, and the flag was adopted on December 18, 1978. The Basque Country is an autonomous community in northern Spain. Its capital is Vitoria-Gasteiz; its population is about 2.178 million (2019); and its area is 7,234 km².

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