Talk:Northern Spain

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Definition of the Basque Country[edit]

As a cultural region, doesn't the Basque Country include Navarra and the French Basque Country, as well as the provinces in the Spanish Basque autonomous zone? According to Vidimian in Talk:Basque Country:

"[I]n the current geographical hierarchy, Navarre and Basque Country are both part of Northern Spain, while French Basque Country/Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a part of Southwestern France. If you disagree with the way it is, you may start a discussion at Talk:Northern Spain."

I think this is an excellent case for a trans-national region. Kurdish land would be, too, and would be divided between Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, although it's also possible to divide those areas into Iranian Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, etc. Similarly, if we would like to make Basque Country a disambiguation page with an introduction, and direct searchers to go to articles on one of the three regions identified in the current edit [1] of Basque Country (The Autonomous Community of Euskadi, The Autonomous Community of Navarre, and Iparralde, with the Basque and Spanish or French names of provinces included in subsidiary links), that seems fine to me. But what seems arbitrary is to call only one of the three areas "Basque Country."

Your thoughts, everyone?

Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:56, 8 February 2013 (UTC)