Basque Country is known as Pais Vasco in Spanish and Euskadi in Basque. The population of the area is 2,124,846 as per the 2005 estimates. The total area of the place is 7,234 square kilometers. The climate here is warm summers with cold winters. Bilbao, founded in the 14th century is the largest city of Basque. The southern half of the country has Mediterranean microclimate.