Spain 1992. Basque Autonomous Community

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Spain. Basque Country. Bilbao is the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country as a whole. A young girl stands close to a giant human figure, called "monigote" which is a cardboard or wooden representation of a human, used in various events like the Basque FEST. A giant face with an open mouth and arms wearing the traditional basque beret. A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned cap, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fibre.The Basque Country (Euskadi, País Vasco, Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain. It includes the Basque provinces of Álava, Biscay, and Gipuzkoa. The Basque Country or Basque Autonomous Community was granted the status of nationality within Spain, attributed by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. The autonomous community is based on the Statute of Autonomy of the Basque Country, a foundational legal document providing the framework for the development of the Basque people on Spanish soil. 20.03.92 © 1992 Didier Ruef