Northern Basque Country or Iparralde

The Northern Basque Country ("Iparraldea") is made up of three historic provinces: Labourd, Lower Navarre and Soule, in the Atlantic Pyrenees Department.

Provinces of the Northern Basque Country
Provinces of the Northern Basque Country
Since the 1st of January, 2017, the municipalities of Iparralde constitute the Agglomeration community of the Basque Country. This grouping is made up of 10 territories (the old intermunicipalities).

Some numbers

  • 302.980 inhabitants (INSEE, 2015). In 2009, they were 286.850.
  • Surface area : 3000 m²
  • Second agglomeration of New Aquitaine
  • The coastal conurbation that extends from Boucau to Hendaye gather 174 825 inhabitants, which represent 58 per cent of the population of the Agglomeration community of the Basque Country.

158 municipalities, 10 territories

Pôles territoriaux du Pays Basque nord (infographie : ICB)
Pôles territoriaux du Pays Basque nord (infographie : ICB)

Ressources

Data Pass: observation transfrontalière
Territoires et démographie - AUDAP, 2019

Observatoire économique du Pays Basque 2018
AUDAP, CCI Bayonne-Pays Basque, 2019

Basque(s) au début du XXIème siècle
Société des amis du Musée Basque. Cairn, 2019