• Kaixo is a common greeting in the Basque country. We present to you some interesting information about Basque Country.

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    Basque country, a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of Northern Spain and Southwestern France speaks in Basque language.
    The Basque Country is popular for its beaches and scintillating modern architecture…and for its feisty, industrious natives which attract thousands of tourists throughout the year.

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    Did you know that now popularly known as Basque country was once home to the Neanderthal population about 35000 years ago?

    Meats and fishes grilled over hot coals are predominant in Basque cuisine. Some of the other popular delicacies include marmitako and lamb stews, cod, Tolosa bean dishes, paprikas from Lekeitio, pintxos (Basque tapas), Idiazabal sheep's cheese, txakoli (sparkling white wine), and Basque cider.

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    The Basque Country is a territory of traditions and culture. It is known for its fêtes and festivals which take place all year round. Basque dance. Over and above the folklore aspect, Basque Country dance is a way of saluting or thanking somebody or solemnizing a religious or social event.

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    These are a few fun and interesting facts about Basque country. People from the Basque country, if you want to share more such facts about Basque culture and heritage, please let us know!