Getting To Know the Basque Flag

Getting To Know the Basque Flag

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If someone asked you, would you know what the Basque flag looks like?

There’s a good reason for it.

In the Spanish part of Basque Country, society is divided between Basque and Spanish, and to avoid conflicts, you rarely find any flags flying anywhere – even during the World Cup!

In San Sebastian, the council house doesn’t fly flags on their buildings because it would involve displaying the Basque, Spanish, and European flag. So to avoid problems, they don’t fly any!

You can, however, find the Basque flag flying on non-official buildings, like in Monte Urgull and Gipuzkoa Plaza.

So without further ado, here’s the Basque flag!

It incorporates the whole Basque Country, which are four provinces in the Spanish part of the country, and three provinces in the French part.

See if you can spot it next time you’re in Basque Country!

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Tomasz Kolinski

Owner and tour guide @ San Sebastian Urban Adventures. Tour leader @ Intrepid Travel. Love the Basque Country, gastronomy, pintxos, and San Sebastian.