Bidasoa

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Bidasoa

(bē`däsōä, Span. bēthäsō`ä) or

Bidassoa,

river, 35 mi (56 km) long, Basque Country, N Spain, and Pyrénées Atlantiques dept., SW France. The river rises in Spain on the southern slopes of the western Pyrenees in Navarre and flows NNW to the Bay of Biscay, entering it between Hondarribia, or Fuenterrabía, Spain, and Hendaye, France. The Bidasoa forms the French-Spanish border for more than 10 mi (16 km) of its lower course. On the small Pheasant Island, located midstream 2 mi (3.2 km) above Hendaye, France and Spain signed (1659) the Peace of the Pyrenees (see Pyrenees, Peace of thePyrenees, Peace of the,
1659, treaty ending the warfare between France and Spain that, continuing after the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years War, had been complicated by French intervention in the revolt of the Catalans (1640–52) and by Spanish
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), which ended the conflict that had continued between them after the Thirty Years War. Pheasant Island then became permanent neutral territory, with sovereigny shared alternately between the two nations.
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repassed the Bidassoa. Of these 600,000 francs you took 50,000 crowns.
Waving thousands of flags, they marched across the Bidassoa River heading for the Spanish town of Irun, chanting slogans while some played drums.
(61) Like their father in 1526, the royal grandsons were delivered back to the French on the river Bidassoa, near Fuenterrabia, Spain.
Principal battles: Walcheren (1809); Tarifa (1811); Vitoria, Bidassoa River (between France and Spain at Fuenterrabia) (1813); New Orleans (1815); Chilianwala (west of the Jhelum, Punjab), Gujarat (1849); the Alma (Crimea), Balaklava (1854); Cawnpore (Kanpur) III, second relief of Lucknow (1857); siege of Lucknow, Bareilly (1858).
Earlier, organisers in the French border town of Hendaye said 15,000 people rallied for a march over the Bidassoa River toward the Spanish town of Irun.
Organisers said 15,000 people rallied around at the border town of Hendaye for a march over the Bidassoa River toward the Spanish town of Irun.
Principal battles: Rolica, Vimieiro (1808); Fuentes de Onoro (1811); Badajoz, Salamanca (1812); Vitoria, Bidassoa, Nivelle (1813); Toulouse (1814); Waterloo (1815); the Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman (1854); the Siege of Sevastopol' (1854-1855).
Organisers said 15,000 people rallied around 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the G7 gathering at the border town of Hendaye for a march over the Bidassoa River toward the Spanish town of Irun.