Biscay ( / ˈbɪskeɪ, ˈbɪski /;   Basque: Bizkaia [bis̻kai.a]; Spanish: Vizcaya [biθˈkaʝa]) is a province of Spain and a historical territory of the Basque Country, heir of the ancient Lordship of Biscay, lying on the south shore of the eponymous bay. The capital and largest city is Bilbao.
Vizcaya, conventional Biscay, Basque Bizkaia, provincia (province) in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Basque Country, northern Spain. Originally a tribal territory of the Vascones (4th century), Vizcaya was vested in the crown of Castile and Leon in 1379, but the central government has always had difficulties ruling the fiercely independent Basques.
Bay Of Biscay. Covering an area of 223,000 km 2, the Bay of Biscay is a wide extension of the North Atlantic Ocean that is located on the western coast of Europe. The Bay of Biscay is bounded in the east by France and in the south by Spain. The Celtic Sea lies to the north of the Bay of Biscay.
Bay of Biscay, Spanish Golfo De Vizcaya, French Golfe De Gascogne, wide inlet of the North Atlantic Ocean indenting the coast of western Europe. Forming a roughly triangular body with an area of about 86,000 square miles (223,000 square km), it is bounded on the east by the west coast of France and on the south by the north coast of Spain. Its maximum depth, a little south of its centre, is 15,525 feet (4,735 m).
The Bay of Biscay has been the site of many famous naval engagements over the centuries. In 1592 the Spanish defeated an English fleet during the Battle of the Bay of Biscay . The Biscay campaign of June 1795 consisted of a series of manoeuvres and two battles fought between the British Channel Fleet and the French Atlantic Fleet off the southern coast of Brittany during the second year of the French Revolutionary Wars .
The Bay of Biscay is part of the North Atlantic Ocean and lies along the western coast of France up to the Spanish border. In English, the sea is named after Biscay, a Spanish province located on the northern coast. Other languages, however, have a different name for the sea.
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It is located in the northern coast of Spain and the western coast of France and is named after the Spanish province of Biscay. The average depth of the bay is 1745 meters and the maximum depth is 2790 meters and parts of the continental shelf extend into the bay those results into fairly shallow water at places.
The Lordship of Biscay ( Spanish: Señorío de Vizcaya, Basque: Bizkaiko jaurerria) was a region under feudal rule in the region of Biscay in the Iberian Peninsula between c. 1040 and 1876, ruled by a political figure known as the Lord of Biscay.