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Comunidad Autónoma del Principado de Asturias
Comunidá Autónoma del Principáu d'Asturies
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: Asturias, patria querida
Capital Oviedo
Official language(s) Spanish;
Asturian has special status
Area
 – Total
 – % of Spain
Ranked 10th
 10,604 km²
 2.1%
Population
 – Total (2006)
 – % of Spain
 – Density
Ranked 13th
 1,076,896
 2.4%
 101,56/km²
Demonym
 – English
 – Spanish
 – Asturian

 Asturian
 asturiano
 asturianu
Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982
Parliamentary
representation

 – Congress seats
 – Senate seats


 8
 6 (4 elected, 2 appointed)
President Vicente Alberto Álvarez Areces (PSOE)
ISO 3166-2 O
Gobierno del Principado de Asturias
Traditional 'horru' grain barn, Parque Natural de Redes. December 2004

The principality of Asturias (Spanish: Principado de Asturias, Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies or Asturies) is an autonomous community within the kingdom of Spain, former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. It is situated on the north coast facing the Cantabrian Sea (Mar Cantábrico, the Spanish name for the Bay of Biscay). Image File history File links Flag_of_Asturias_(indoor). ... Image File history File links Escudo_de_Asturias. ... The flag of Asturias shows the Cruz de la Victoria (Victory Cross). ... An anthem is a composition to an English religious text sung in the context of an Anglican service. ... Asturias, patria querida is the anthem of the Spanish autonomous community of Asturias, although it is widely regarded throughout the Spanish territory as a kind of informal, festive substitute to the Spanish national anthem, which lacks lyrics. ... Image File history File links Localización_de_Asturias. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Asturian, Leonese, Astur-Leonese or Bable (Asturianu in Asturian, Llïonés in Leonese) is a Romance language spoken in some parts of the provinces of Asturias, León, Zamora and Salamanca in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal (where it is officially recognized as... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Here is a list of the autonomous communities of Spain in order of area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Here is a list of the autonomous communities of Spain in order of population. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Asturian, Leonese, Astur-Leonese or Bable (Asturianu in Asturian, Llïonés in Leonese) is a Romance language spoken in some parts of the provinces of Asturias, León, Zamora and Salamanca in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal (where it is officially recognized as... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Cortes Generales (Spanish for General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. ... ... The Spanish Senate (Spanish: Senado) is the upper house of the Cortes Generales, Spains legislative branch. ... The President of the Government of the Principality of Asturias is the head of government of the Spanish autonomous community of Asturias. ... Vicente Alberto Álvarez Areces is the current President of the Government of the Principality of Asturias in Spain, and he is a member of the PSOE political party. ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Image File history File links Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2005) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2005) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Traditional hórreo grain barn, Parque Natural de Redes. ... A principality is a monarchical feudatory or sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a Monarch with the title of prince or princess (a synonym is princedom) or (in the widest sense) a Monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince. ... Astur-Leonese is a Romance language group of the West Iberian group, spoken in the Spanish provinces of Asturias (Asturian Language, asturianu, or Bable), León, Zamora and Salamanca (Leonese language, Llïonés). ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Not to be confused with the North American Biscayne Bay. ... Map of the Bay of Biscay. ...


The most important cities are the provincial capital, Oviedo (Uviéu), the seaport and largest city Gijón (Xixón), and the industrial town of Avilés. Other towns include Mieres, Langreo (Llangréu) (with La Felguera and Sama), Siero, Cangas de Onís (Cangues), Cangas del Narcea, Grado (Grau), Lena (Llena), Laviana (Llaviana), El Entrego (L'Entregu), Villaviciosa, Vegadeo ( A Veiga ), and Llanes. See also List of municipalities in Asturias, Comarcas of Asturias. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... Capital Avilés Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 71st 25. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Mierense Capital Mieres del Camino Coordinates Judicial district Mieres Parishes 16 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 6 45,943 inhabitants 319. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Sama de Langreo Coordinates Judicial district Langreo Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 5 46,558 inhabitants 574. ... La Felguera is the largest parish in the municipality of Langreo, Asturias, in the north of Spain, with 20,000 inhabitants. ... Sama (Sama de Llangréu) is the second largest parish in the municipality of Langreo, Asturias, in the north of Spain, with 12,000 inhabitants. ... Cangas de Onís is a town in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish gradense, moscón Capital Grado Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 28 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 19 11,128 inhabitants 50. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish  â€¢ Asturian Villaviciosino/a maliayés, maliayesa Capital Villaviciosa Coordinates Judicial district Villaviciosa Parishes 41 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 12 14. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Vegadeo Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 32 4,438 inhabitants 54. ... Location Location of Llanes Coordinates : Time Zone : CET - summer: CDT General information Native name Llanes (Asturian) Spanish name Llanes Postal code 33XXX Website http://www. ... This is a list of the municipalities in the province and autonomous community of Asturias, Spain. ... Asturias, a province and an autonomous community in Spain, is divided into eight comarcas. ...


Asturias is bordered on the east by Cantabria, on the south by Castilla y León, on the west by Galicia, and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea. Capital Santander Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 15th  5 321 km²  1. ... Capital Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,480,369  5. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Not to be confused with the North American Biscayne Bay. ...

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History

Asturias has been occupied by humans since the Lower Paleolithic era; and during the Upper Paleolithic was characterized by cave paintings in the eastern part of the area. In the Mesolithic period a native culture developed, that of the Asturiense, and later, with the introduction of the Bronze Age, megaliths and tumuli were constructed. In the Iron Age, the territory came under the cultural influence of the Celts; the local Celtic peoples, known as the Astures, were composed of tribes such as the Luggones, the Pesicos, and others, who populated the entire area with castros (fortified hill-towns). Today the Astur Celtic influence persists in toponyms, such as those of rivers and mountains. The Lower Paleolithic (or Lower Palaeolithic) is the earliest subdivision of the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age. ... The Upper Paleolithic (or Upper Palaeolithic) is the third and last subdivision of the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age as it is understood in Europe, Africa and Asia. ... The Mesolithic (Greek mesos=middle and lithos=stone or the Middle Stone Age[1]) was a period in the development of human technology between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Megalithic tomb, Mane Braz, Brittany Bronze age wedge tomb in the Burren area of Ireland For the record label, see Megalith Records. ... A tumulus (plural tumuli, from the Latin word for mound or small hill, from the root to bulge, swell also found in ) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Celts, normally pronounced // (see article on pronunciation), refers primarily to the members of any of a number of peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages or descended from those who did. ... The Astures were the original indoeuropean inhabitants of northwest area of Hispania that now comprises the provinces of León, Asturias (only the central area, between Navia and Sella rivers), and northern Zamora (all in modern Spain). ... In Galicia and Northern Portugal a castro is fortified pre-Roman Iron Age Celtic village, usually located in a hill or some natural easy defendable place. ... The Astures were the original indoeuropean inhabitants of northwest area of Hispania that now comprises the provinces of León, Asturias (only the central area, between Navia and Sella rivers), and northern Zamora (all in modern Spain). ... In geography and cartography, a toponym is a place name, a geographical name, a proper name of locality, region, or some other part of Earths surface or its natural or artificial feature. ...


With the conquest of Asturias by the Romans under Augustus (29-19 BC), the region entered into the annals of history. After several centuries without foreign presence, the Suebi and Visigoths occupied the land from the 6th century AD to the beginning of the 8th century, ending with the Moorish invasion of Spain. However, as it had been for the Romans and Visigoths, the Moors did not find mountainous territory easy to conquer, and the lands along Spain's northern coast never fully became part of Islamic Spain. Rather, with the beginning of the Moorish conquest in the 8th century, this region became a refuge for Christian nobles, and in 722 a de facto independent kingdom was established, the Regnum Asturorum (Kingdom of Asturias), which was to became the cradle of the incipient Reconquista (Reconquest).¹ For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The famous statue of Octavian at the Prima Porta Caesar Augustus (Latin:IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS) ¹ (23 September 63 BC–19 August AD 14), known to modern historians as Octavian for the period of his life prior to 27 BC, is considered the first and one of the most... Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus becomes Roman Consul for the fifth time. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC - 10s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s Years: 24 BC 23 BC 22 BC 21 BC 20 BC 19 BC 18 BC 17 BC 16 BC 15 BC 14 BC... History studies time in human terms. ... Suebi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Migrations The Visigoths (Western Goths) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe (the Ostrogoths being the other). ... The 6th century is the period from 501 - 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... Age of the Caliphs The initial Muslim conquests (632–732), also referred to as the Islamic conquests or Arab conquests,[1] began after the death of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Events 3 January - Kinich Ahkal Mo Naab III takes throne of Maya state of Palenque Battle of Covadonga: First victory of a Christian army over a Muslim army in Spain (probable date) War between Wessex and Sussex Births Deaths Empress Gemmei of Japan Categories: 722 ... Flag Motto: Hoc Signo Tuetur Pius, Hoc Signo Vincitur Inimicus (English: With this sign thou shalt defend the pious, with this sign thou shalt defeat the enemy) Capital Cangas de Onis, San Martín, Pravia, Oviedo Language(s) Asturian, Latin Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King  - 718-737 Pelayo of... For other senses of this word, see Reconquista (disambiguation). ...


In the 10th century, the Kingdom of Asturias gave way to the Kingdom of León, and during the Middle Ages the geographic isolation of the territory made historical references scarce. Through the rebellion of Henry II of Castile in the 14th century, the Principality of Asturias was established. The most famous proponents of independence were Gonzalo Peláez and Queen Urraca, who while achieving significant victories were ultimately defeated by Castilian troops. After its integration into the Kingdom of Spain, Asturias provided the Spanish court with high-ranking aristocrats and played an important role in the colonization of the Americas; in the 16th century the population reached 100,000 for the first time, and within another century that number would double due the arrival of American corn. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Coat of arms Kingdom of León, 1030 Capital León Language(s) Mainly Latin and Astur-Leonese. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Henry of Trastamara (January 13, 1334 Sevilla - May 29, 1379 Santo Domingo de la Calzada) (Enrique de Trastámara), was the illegitimate son of Alfonso XI of Castile and Leonora de Guzman, and half brother to Pedro I the Cruel (or the Lawful, depending on who wrote the history). ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... The starting point of Crown of Castile can be considered when the union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon in 1230 or the later fusion of their Cortes (their Parlaments). ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... This article is about the maize plant. ...

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

During the 18th century, Asturias was one of the centres of the Spanish Enlightenment. The renowned thinker Benito de Feijoo settled in the Benedictine Monastery of San Vicente, Oviedo. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, a polymath and prominent reformer and politician of the late 18th century, was born in the seaside town of Gijón. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (514x795, 34 KB) Summary Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (514x795, 34 KB) Summary Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jovellanos painted by Goya Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (5 January 1744 - 27 November 1811), Spanish statesman and author, was born at Gijón in Asturias, Spain. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ...


The Industrial Revolution came to Asturias with the discovery and systematic exploitation, after 1830, of coal and iron resources. At the same time there was significant migration to the Americas (especially Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba and Mexico); those who succeeded overseas often returned to their native land much wealthier. These entrepreneurs were known collectively as 'Indianos', for having visited and made their fortunes in the West Indies and beyond. The heritage of these wealthy families can still be seen in Asturias today: many large 'modernista' villas are dotted across the region, as well as cultural institutions such as free schools and public libraries. A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


Like all Spain, Asturias played its part in the events that led up to and including the Spanish Civil War. In 1934, the left-wing workers' movement fought the right-wing government of the Second Spanish Republic in the so-called 'Revolution of Asturias'. Troops under the command of Francisco Franco were brought from the North African colonies to put down the rebellion and a ferocious oppression followed. As a result, Asturias remained loyal to the democratic republican government during the Spanish Civil War, and was the scene of an extraordinary defence in extreme terrain, the Battle of El Mazuco. With Franco eventually gaining control of all Spain, Asturias — traditionally linked to the Spanish crown — was known merely as the 'Province of Oviedo' from 1936 until Franco's death in 1975. The province's name was restored fully after the return of democracy to Spain, in 1977. Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthem El Himno de Riego Capital Madrid Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President  - 1931–1936 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora  - 1936–1939 Manuel Azaña Legislature Congress of Deputies Historical era Interwar period  - Monarchy abolished April 14, 1931  - Spanish Civil War 1936–1939  - Surrender to Franco April 1, 1939 Currency Spanish peseta... “Franco” redirects here. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... Combatants Asturian popular army (Second Spanish Republic) Army of the North (Nationalist Spain) Commanders Colonel Juan Ibarrola Orueta Colonel Francisco Galán Rodríguez General José Solchaga Zala Strength under 5,000 33,000, plus elements of the Legión Cóndor and Corpo Truppe Volontarie Casualties Unknown Unknown The...


In 1982 Asturias became an Autonomous Community within the decentralized territorial structure established by the Constitution of 1978. The Asturian regional government holds comprehensive competencies in important areas such as health, education and protection of the environment. Since 1999 the President of the Government of Asturias has been Vicente Álvarez Areces, of the Spanish Socialist Worker's Party (PSOE). Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ...


¹ For this reason, since the 14th century the heir to the Spanish throne has automatically taken the title Prince of Asturias, much as the heir to the British throne is the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland. HRH The Prince of Asturias The title Prince of Asturias is given to the heir apparent to the Spanish throne, and the earlier kingdom of León. ... This article is about the title Prince of Wales. ... The Dukedom of Cornwall was the first dukedom created in the peerage of England. ... Banner of the Duke of Rothesay, the quarterings represent the Great Steward of Scotland and the Lord of the Isles. ... This article is about the country. ...


Geography and climate

The Picos de Europa, from Parque Natural de Redes. December 2004

The Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica) form Asturias's natural border with the province of León to the south. In the eastern range, the Picos de Europa National Park contains the highest and arguably most spectacular mountains, rising to 2648 metres (8688 feet) at the Torrecerredo peak. Other notable features of this predominantly-limestone range are the Parque Natural de Redes in the central east, the central Ubiñas south of Oviedo, and the Parque Natural de Somiedo in the west. The Cantabrian mountains offer opportunities for activities such as climbing, walking, skiing and caving, and extend some 200 kilometres in total, as far as Galicia province to the west of Asturias, and Cantabria province to the east. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 226 KB)Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 226 KB)Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2004) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The red line shows where the Cantabrian Mountains are located in the North of Spain Pico Tres Mares, 2,150 m Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantábrica in Spanish) is a mountain chain which extends for more than approximately 180 miles (300 km) across northern Spain, from the western limit of... León province León (Llión in Asturian-leonese language) is a province of northwestern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. ... The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains some 20km far inland from the northern coast of Spain. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For the Mesozoic island Cantabria, see Cantabria (Mesozoic island). ...


The Asturian coastline is extensive, with hundreds of beaches, coves and natural sea caves. Notable examples include the Playa del Silencio (Beach of Silence) near the fishing village of Cudillero (west of Gijón), as well as the many beaches surrounding the summer resort of Llanes, such as the Barro, Ballota and Torimbia (the latter a predominantly nudist beach). Most of Asturias' beaches are sandy, clean and bordered by steep cliffs, on top of which it is not unusual to see grazing livestock. Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... Naturists find going without clothing both enjoyable and relaxing. ...

Playa de Ballota, near Andrin, Llanes. June 2005
Playa de Ballota, near Andrin, Llanes. June 2005

The key features of Asturian geography are its rugged coastal cliffs and the mountainous interior. The climate of Asturias, as with the rest of northwest Spain, is more varied than that of southern parts of the country. Summers are generally humid and warm, with considerable sunshine, but also some rain. Winters are fairly mild but with some very cold snaps. The cold is especially felt in the mountains, where snow is present from November till May. Both rain and sunshine are regular weather features of Asturian winters. Annual rainfall is above 900 mm (35.4 in) throughout the region (e.g. Gijón, 971 mm or 38.2 in), but it increases as one travels inland, and reaches its peak in the Picos de Europa (e.g. Amieva, 1800 mm or 76 in). Asturias is regarded to be a part of so called Green Spain. Image File history File links Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2005) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Source: Damian Bohle (Oviedo, Spain, 2005) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Location Location of Llanes Coordinates : Time Zone : CET - summer: CDT General information Native name Llanes (Asturian) Spanish name Llanes Postal code 33XXX Website http://www. ... The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains some 20km far inland from the northern coast of Spain. ... Green Spain is the name given to the strip of land between the Cantabrian Sea and the Cantabrian and Basque mountains in northern Spain. ...


Languages

The only official language in Asturias is Spanish. The Asturian language is also spoken, and is protected by Ley 1/1998, de 23 de marzo, de uso y promoción del bable/asturiano ('Law 1/1998, of March 23, of Use and Promotion of Bable/Asturian'). It is used sometimes by the Asturian civil service. In the western part of Asturias, Eonavian is also spoken, and its promotion also falls under the responsibility of Law 1/1998. Whether Eonavian is a dialect continuum or a variety of Galician language, however, is a subject of debate, and its use in the Asturian Administration is minor compared to the use of the Asturian language. There is an ongoing process to change all place names in Asturias into traditional Asturian and Eonavian ones. Asturian, Leonese, Astur-Leonese or Bable (Asturianu in Asturian, Llïonés in Leonese) is a Romance language spoken in some parts of the provinces of Asturias, León, Zamora and Salamanca in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal (where it is officially recognized as... The Byzantine civil service in action. ... Eonavian or Eonaviego is a term used to refer a set of dialects or falas whose linguistic dominion extends in the zone of Asturias between the Eo and Navia rivers (or more exactly Eo and Barayo rivers). ... A dialect continuum is a range of dialects spoken across a large geographical area, differing only slightly between areas that are geographically close, and gradually decreasing in mutual intelligibility as the distances become greater. ... Galician (Galician: galego, IPA: ) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality, located in northwestern Spain and small bordering zones in neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias and Castilla y León. ... In geography and cartography, a toponym is a place name, a geographical name, a proper name of locality, region, or some other part of Earths surface or its natural or artificial feature. ...


Food and drink

See main article: Asturian cuisine
Fabada asturiana, a typical dish of Asturias
Fabada asturiana, a typical dish of Asturias

While Asturias is especially known for its seafood, the most famous regional dish is fabada asturiana, a rich stew made with large white beans (fabes), shoulder of pork (lacón), black sausage (morcilla), spicy sausage (chorizo), and sometimes saffron (azafrán). Fabada Asturiana, a typical dish of Asturias Asturian cuisine refers to the typical dishes and ingredients found in the cuisine of the Asturias region of Spain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 331 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) picture of fabada taken by me, superior to the existing fabada picture because its more traditional File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 331 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) picture of fabada taken by me, superior to the existing fabada picture because its more traditional File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current... Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ... Fabada Asturiana, often simply known as Fabada, is a rich bean stew, originally from and most commonly found in Asturias, but widely available throughout Spain and in Spanish restaurants world-wide. ... ... For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... Morcilla is Spanish for blood sausage, and is prepared for the matanza in Spain and the asado in South America. ... This article is about the prepared meat. ... Chorizo (in Spanish; IPA: [tʃoriθo] or [tʃoɹɪso]) or Chouriço (in Portuguese) is a term encompassing several types of pork sausage originating from the Iberian Peninsula. ... Binomial name Crocus sativus L. Saffron (IPA: ) is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. ...


Apple groves foster the production of the traditional alcoholic drink, a natural cider (sidra). When Asturian cider is served it is poured in a peculiar way, El Escanciado: since it is natural and bottled without gas, the bottle must be held above the head allowing for a long vertical pour (requiring considerable skill and accuracy) which aerates the cider as it splashes into the glass below. This gives it a pleasant "zingy" taste. The glass is passed around and everyone drinks from the same glass. After drinking most of the glass, it is customary to splash a little out onto the ground, as a way to clean the glass for the next person. Binomial name Borkh. ... Cider in a pint glass Cider (or cyder) is an alcoholic beverage made primarily from the juices of specially grown varieties of apples. ...


Asturian cheese, especially Cabrales, are also famous throughout Spain and beyond; Asturias is often called "the land of cheeses" (el país de los quesos) due to the product's diversity and quality in this region. Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... Cabrales cheese (Spanish queso de Cabrales) is a natural cheese made in the artisan tradition by rural dairy farmers. ...


Economy

For centuries the backbone of the Asturian economy was agriculture, and fishing. Milk production and its derivatives was also traditional, but its big development was a byproduct of the economic expansion of the late 1960's. Nowadays, products from the Central Lechera Asturiana are being commercialised all over Spain. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... A glass of cows milk. ...


The main regional industry in modern times, however, was coal mining and steel production: in the times of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, it was the centre of Spain's steel industry. The then state-owned ENSIDESA steel company is now part of the privatised Aceralia, now part of the ARCELOR Group. The industry created many jobs which resulted in significant migration from other regions in Spain, mainly Extremadura, Andalusia and Castilla y León. Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... “Franco” redirects here. ... Arcelor S.A. (Euronext: LOR) is the worlds largest steel producer in terms of turnover and the second largest in terms of steel output, with a turnover of €30. ... Arcelor S.A. (Euronext: LOR) is the worlds largest steel producer in terms of turnover and the second largest in terms of steel output, with a turnover of 30. ... Capital Mérida Official language(s) Spanish; Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 5th  41,634 km²  8. ... For other uses, see Andalusia (disambiguation). ... Capital Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,480,369  5. ...


The steel industry is now in decline, as is mining, as a result of competition from Eastern Europe, high costs of production, and decline in global steel demand. Regional economic growth is below the broader Spanish rate, though in recent years growth in service industries has helped reduce Asturias's high rate of unemployment. Large out-of-town retail parks have opened near the region's largest cities (Gijón and Oviedo), whilst the ever-present Spanish construction industry appears to continue to thrive.


Asturias has benefited extensively since 1986 from European Union investment in roads and other essential infrastructure, though there has also been some controversy regarding how these funds are spent, for example, on miners' pensions.


The Center for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies (CTIC) is located in Asturias. A non-profit organization, made up of information technologies firms and the Government of the Principality, it is best known for producing The Web Accessibility Test (TAW), a free tool for the analysis of Web sites.


Tourist attractions

Oviedo Cathedral and Plaza. April 2005
Oviedo Cathedral and Plaza. April 2005
Asturian countryside near Pola de Lena
Asturian countryside near Pola de Lena

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Major attractions

Oviedo, the capital city of Asturias: a clean, picturesque city with a diverse architectural heritage. Santa María del Naranco and San Miguel de Lillo, a pre-Romanesque church and a palace respectively, which were built by the first Asturian kings on Mount Naranco, to the north of the city. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Pre-Romanesque art is the roughly 400 year period in Western European art from about the Carolingian Renaissance in the 8th century, to the beginning of the 12th century Romanesque period. ...


The Picos de Europa National park, and other parts of the Asturian mountain range: The most famous mountain in the park is the Picu Urriellu (2519 m or 8262 ft), also known as El Naranjo de Bulnes, a molar-shaped peak which glows orange in the evening sun, hence its name. Weather permitting, it can be viewed clearly from Camarmeña village, near Poncebos, south of Arenas de Cabrales. The Picos de Europa is a range of mountains some 20km far inland from the northern coast of Spain. ...


The shrine to the Virgin Mary of Covadonga and the mountain lakes (Los Lagos), near Cangas de Onís: Legend has it that in the 8th century, the Virgin blessed Asturian Christian forces with a well-timed signal to attack Spain's Moorish conquerors, thereby taking the invaders by surprise. The Reconquista and eventual unification of all Spain is therefore said to have started in this very location. Covadonga (Asturian: Cuadonga), from Latin Cova dominica, Cavern of the Lady, is a village in Asturias, northwestern Spain, among the Picos de Europa mountains where Spanish Christians won a battle over the Muslim Moors around 718 and 725. ... For other senses of this word, see Reconquista (disambiguation). ...


The Asturian coast: especially the beaches in and around the summer resort of Llanes, and the Playa del Silencio near Cudillero fishing village. Location Location of Llanes Coordinates : Time Zone : CET - summer: CDT General information Native name Llanes (Asturian) Spanish name Llanes Postal code 33XXX Website http://www. ...


Other places of interest

Somiedo Lake
Somiedo Lake
  • Ceceda village: east of Oviedo along the N634 road. Of particular interest in this exemplary settlement are the traditional horreo grain silos, raised on stilts so as to keep field mice from getting at the grain.
  • The Dobra River: south of Cangas de Onís, famous for its unusual colour and natural beauty.
  • The senda costera (coastal way) between Pendueles and Llanes: This partly-paved nature route takes in some of Asturias' most spectacular coastal scenery, such as the noisy bufones (large water spouts created naturally by the erosion of the sea) and the Playa de Ballota.
  • The unusual rock formation on the beach at Buelna village: east of Llanes. Best viewed at low tide.

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More Information

Oficial Tourist Information Website


Transportation

Air

Asturias is served by Asturias International Airport (OVD), 40 kilometres from Oviedo, near the northwest coast and the industrial town of Avilés. Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVD, ICAO: LEAS) is the main airport of Asturias, a region in northern Spain, in Castrillón. ...

  • International carriers
    • A UK-based international carrier, easyJet, began daily flights to Asturias airport in March 2005, it operates to Stansted Airport, which the airline uses as a major hub. During the winter period, easyJet usually reduces flying frequency to four flights per week.
    • A German-based carrier, Air Berlin, began flights to Asturias airport in November 2006, it operates to Mallorca which the airline uses as a major hub.
  • Several National Carriers also link Asturias to Madrid and Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Seville and others.
    • Iberia
    • Spanair
    • Air Asturias inaugurated flights in November 2006 and was based at Ranon Airport (OVD). Air Asturias connected the region to Madrid, Paris, Lisbon and Rome. It planned to expand its network to other national, European and inter-continental destinations by 2007, but folded down the same year.

Eastern Asturias is also easily accessible from Santander Airport. Recent improvements introduced in the road network permit flying into Santander and later driving into Asturias, which can be entered in than one hour's drive. easyJet (LSE: EZJ) is a low cost airline officially known as easyJet Airline Company Limited, based at London Luton Airport. ... Terminal building, designed by Sir Norman Foster Stansted Airport is a medium-sized passenger airport with a single runway, located in the English county of Essex about thirty miles north of London. ... Air Berlin (FSE: AB1) is Germanys second largest airline after Lufthansa. ... Location Location of Mallorca in Balearic Islands Coordinates : 39° 30’N , 3°0E Time Zone : CET (UTC+1) - summer: CEST (UTC+2) General information Native name Mallorca (Catalan) Spanish name Mallorca Postal code 07001-07691 Area code 34 (Spain) + 971 (Illes Balears) Website http://www. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A., (IBEX-35:IBLA) (Iberia Airlines of Spain in English), usually shortened to Iberia, is the largest airline of Spain, based in Madrid. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Air Asturias is an airline based in Oviedo/Asturias, Spain. ... Asturias Airport, (IATA: OVD, ICAO: LEAS) is the main airport of Asturias, a region in northern Spain, in Castrillón. ... Air Asturias is an airline based in Oviedo/Asturias, Spain. ... Santander Airport (IATA: SDR, ICAO: LEXJ) is an airport near Santander, Spain. ... Cantabria Population (2004) 183,799 inhabitants Area 34 km² Altitude 15 metres, at its peak Population density (2004) 5406 people/km² The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain between Asturias (to the west) and the Basque...


Cheap flights to Santander Airport operated by the Irish airline Ryanair can be from the following destinations: Frankfurt Hahn, Liverpool, London Stansted and Rome Ciampino. Santander Airport (IATA: SDR, ICAO: LEXJ) is an airport near Santander, Spain. ... For other uses of RYR, see Robert Yates Racing Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base situated in London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and it is one of the...


Sea

El Musel (the Port of Gijon) is able to receive cruise ships of any size. Companies as P&O, Swan Hellenic or Hapag Lloyd choose the Port of Gijón every year for their calls in the Atlantic European Coast. The following areas are available for cruise vessels: Highway net and railway Located in Asturias, in the north of Spain, and in the middle point of the Cantabrian Sea coast, the Port of Gijón is often seen as an ideal gateway to Europe, allowing direct access to the western and centre of the Iberian Peninsula. ... Atlantic Europe is a geographical and anthropological term for the western portion of Europe which borders the Atlantic Ocean At its widest definition, it comprises Spain, France and the British Isles. ...

  • Moliner quay: 313 m berthing with 14 m draught.
  • 7ª Alignment: 326 m with 12 m draught.
  • Espigón II. South alignment. 360 m berth with 9 m draught.

These locations allow a high degree of access control with security guaranteed for both vessels and passengers alike. The city centre is only 4 km away and the Port Authority provides dedicated coach connection allowing passengers to take advantage of the cultural, gastronomic and commercial opportunities that Gijón has to offer. Gastronomy is the study of relationship between culture and food. ...


Train

Spain's national RENFE rail network also serves Asturias well; trains regularly depart to and from the Spanish interior. Major stops are the regional capital, Oviedo, and the main coastal city, Gijón. Meanwhile the FEVE rail company links the centre of the region with Eastern and Western Asturias. RENFE is Spains national railway operator. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... FEVE logo Electric unit 3500, operated by FEVE, arriving to the Muros de Nalón station, on the way to Oviedo FEVE (Ferrocarriles Españoles de Vía Estrecha, meaning Narrow-Gauge Spanish Railways) is a state-owned Spanish railway company, which operates most of Spains 1,250 km...

  • See also: Cercanías Asturias

Cercanías Asturias is a commuter rail service between Oviedo and Gijón and towns in the Autonomous Community of Asturias. ...

Bus

There is also a comprehensive bus service run by the ALSA company. It links Avilés, Gijón, Oviedo and Mieres with Madrid and other major towns, several times a day. These include services to Barcelona, Salamanca, León, Valladolid, La Coruña, Bilbao, Seville, San Sebastián, Paris, Brussels and Nice, to name just a few. Current ALSA logo and slogan ALSA bus station in Gijon; a rationalist work of the architect Juan Manuel del Busto in 1939 c. ... Capital Avilés Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 71st 25. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Mierense Capital Mieres del Camino Coordinates Judicial district Mieres Parishes 16 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 6 45,943 inhabitants 319. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Salamanca (population 160,000) is a city in western Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca, which belongs to the autonomous community (region) of Castile-Leon (Castilla y León). ... The city of León (Llión in the Leonese language), located at 42. ... For the city in Mexico, see Valladolid, Yucatán. ... Torre de Hércules View from the Torre de Hércules A Coruña (Galician name, also known in English as Corunna; in Spanish as La Coruña) is a Galician city, in north-western Spain at 43° 22′ 0″ N 8° 22′ 60″ W. It is the capital of... La Muy Noble y Muy Leal e Invicta (The most noble and most loyal and undefeated) Location Location of Bilbao in Spain and Biscay Coordinates : 43,15° n. ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ... Location Image:Donostia (San Sebastian), Euskadi location. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Alpes-Maritimes (06) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration Nice Côte dAzur Mayor Jacques Peyrat  (UMP) (since 1995) Statistics Land area¹ 71. ...


Music

Asturian anthem

The Asturian anthem Asturias, patria querida (Asturias, my dear motherland) was a popular song adopted as the region's anthem and formalised by Ley 1/1984, de 27 de Abríl. Asturias, patria querida is the anthem of the Spanish autonomous community of Asturias, although it is widely regarded throughout the Spanish territory as a kind of informal, festive substitute to the Spanish national anthem, which lacks lyrics. ...


According to a popular myth, this song is sung by drunk people all over Spain; in reality, however, this is extremely uncommon. This notion might have been introduced in the time of the Spanish Civil War by Francisco Franco's side to discredit Asturias, since this song was born in the mining community - a centre of Spanish socialism. Some variants of the anthem were also used by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War and the 1934 miners' uprising that preceded the war. Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892–20 November[1] 1975), commonly abbreviated to Francisco Franco (pron. ... Anthem El Himno de Riego Capital Madrid Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President  - 1931–1936 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora  - 1936–1939 Manuel Azaña Legislature Congress of Deputies Historical era Interwar period  - Monarchy abolished April 14, 1931  - Spanish Civil War 1936–1939  - Surrender to Franco April 1, 1939 Currency Spanish peseta... “Franco” redirects here. ...


Other

"Asturias" is also the name of the fifth movement of the Suite Española, Op. 47 by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. Nevertheless, the music has little in common with the region's own Folklore. More authentic is Rimsky Korsakov's Spanish Cappriccio, which quotes liberally from Asturian musical heritage. Leyenda (Asturias) is a work of classical music written by the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. ... Isaac Albéniz Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz (IPA: ) (May 29, 1860 – May 18, 1909) was a Spanish pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk music. ...


Famous citizens

Leopoldo Alas (1852 - 1901) was a Spanish author, writer and critic. ... Fernando Alonso Díaz (born July 29, 1981 in Oviedo, Spain) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and reigning, two-time, world champion. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Manuel Fraga Iribarne (left) with Francisco Álvarez Cascos (right) Francisco Álvarez Cascos (October 1, 1947-present) is a Spanish civil engineer and politician. ... Torcuato Fernández-Miranda Hevia (November 10, 1915 - June 19, 1980) was a Spanish lawyer and politician who played important roles in both the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and in the Spanish transition to democracy. ... The Spanish transition to democracy or new Bourbon restoration was the era when Spain moved from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco to a liberal democratic state. ... Letizia, The Princess of Asturias (born Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano September 15, 1972, Oviedo, Spain) is the wife of Felipe, The Prince of Asturias, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Don Felipe, Prince of Asturias (Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia) born January 30, 1968), is the third child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. ... Jovellanos painted by Goya Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (5 January 1744 - 27 November 1811), Spanish statesman and author, was born at Gijón in Asturias, Spain. ... 18th century philosophy redirects here. ... Severo Ochoa Statue outside the School of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ... Carmen Polo with her husband in Burgos Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdès (June 11, 1900 - February 6, 1988) was Francisco Francos wife and a member of the Spanish nobility. ... “Franco” redirects here. ... Rodrigo Rato Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo (born March 18, 1949) was Spains Economy Minister and Vice President serving with the Peoples Party (PP) between 1996 and 2004. ... “IMF” redirects here. ... David Villa (Pizza) Sánchez (born December 3, 1981 in Langreo, Asturias, Spain), is nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian) he is a Spanish football player, who currently plays for Valencia CF and the Spanish national side. ... Hevia on stage at Lorient, Brittany in 2003 Hevia, or José Ángel Hevia Velasco, is a Spanish bagpiper – specifically, an Asturian gaita piper, born in 1967 in Villaviciosa, Asturias. ... Gaita is the Spanish and Portuguese name for the bagpipe used in Galicia, Asturias and northern Portugal. ...

See also

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References

  • Bowen-Jones, H. and W.B. Fisher. Spain: An Introductory Geography. New York: Praeger, 1966.
  • Dresner, Denise, ed. Guide to the World. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998. S.v. "Asturias"
  • Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury: Grolier, 2002. S.v. "Asturias"
  • Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 1997. S.v. "Asturias"

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Bual (or Boal) is a grape used in the production of medium-rich fortified wines that come from the island of Madeira. ... Cabrales is a municipality (conceyu) in the autonomous community of Asturias, northwestern Spain. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Santa Eulalia Coordinates Judicial district Piloña Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 61 1,093 inhabitants 28,76 people/km² 0. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Grullos Coordinates Judicial district Pravia Parishes 11 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 41 2,351 inhabitants 32. ... Cangas de Onís is a town in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. ... Cangas del Narcea is the oldest municipality in the Principality of Asturias in Spain. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Prado (Prau in Asturian) Coordinates Judicial district Villaviciosa Parishes 2 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 71 555 inhabitants 142. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Candás Coordinates Judicial district Gijón Parishes 12 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 20 10,716 (INE) inhabitants 162. ... Capital Campo de Caso Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 8th 307. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish castropolense Capital Castropol Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 9 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 36 3,998 inhabitants 33. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Coaña Coordinates Judicial district Valdés Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 38 3,522 inhabitants 54. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Colunga Coordinates Judicial district Villaviciosa Parishes 13 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 37 3,882 inhabitants 40. ... Capital Nubledo Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 63rd 45. ... Village in Principado de Asturias (Spain). ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Degaña Coordinates Judicial district Cangas del Narcea Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 59 1,350 inhabitants 10. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital La Caridad Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 35 4,101 inhabitants 57. ... Location Location of Gijon Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Gijón / Xixón (Asturian) Spanish name Gijón Postal code 33200 to 33299 Website http://www. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Luanco Coordinates Judicial district Avilés Parishes 13 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 21 10,674 inhabitants 136. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish gradense, moscón Capital Grado Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 28 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 19 11,128 inhabitants 50. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Grandas Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 7 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 60 1,186 inhabitants 6. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital San Antolín Coordinates Judicial district Cangas del Narcea Parishes 11 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 52 1. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Illano Coordinates Judicial district Valdés Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 72 552 inhabitants 7. ... Illas coat of arms Illas is an asturian county located in the western central part of Asturias and delimited by the counties of Castrillón, Candamo, Llanera and Corvera de Asturias. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Sama de Langreo Coordinates Judicial district Langreo Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 5 46,558 inhabitants 574. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Pola de Laviana Coordinates Judicial district Laviana Parishes 9 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 11 14,419 inhabitants 111. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Posada de Llanera Coordinates Judicial district Oviedo Parishes 11 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 15 13,283 inhabitants 125. ... Location Location of Llanes Coordinates : Time Zone : CET - summer: CDT General information Native name Llanes (Asturian) Spanish name Llanes Postal code 33XXX Website http://www. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Mierense Capital Mieres del Camino Coordinates Judicial district Mieres Parishes 16 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 6 45,943 inhabitants 319. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Morciniego Capital Santa Eulalia Coordinates Judicial district Mieres Parishes 7 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 39 3,016 inhabitants 61. ... Muros de Nalón is a small coastal town in the Spanish province of Asturias with an area of 8. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Nava Coordinates Judicial district Piloña Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 30 5,455 inhabitants 56. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Navia Coordinates Judicial district Valdés Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 23 9,058 inhabitants 143. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish noreñense Capital Noreña Coordinates Judicial district Siero Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 31 4,763 inhabitants 793. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Benia de Onís Coordinates Judicial district Cangas de Onís Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 65 846 inhabitants 9. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Arriondas Coordinates Judicial district Cangas de Onís Parishes 17 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 29 5,736 inhabitants 46. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Alles Coordinates Judicial district Llanes Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 69 670 inhabitants 7. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Panes Coordinates Judicial district Llanes Parishes 7 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 56 1,470 inhabitants 16. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Pezós Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 1 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 77 218 inhabitants 5. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Infiesto Coordinates Judicial district Piloña Parishes 23 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 24 8,440 inhabitants 35. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital San Juan de Beleño Coordinates Judicial district Cangas de Onís Parishes 9 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 68 699 inhabitants 3. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Pravia Coordinates Judicial district Pravia Parishes 15 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 22 9,200 inhabitants 89. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Proaza Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 8 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 67 810 inhabitants 9. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish  â€¢ Asturian quirosana quirosanu Capital Bárzana Coordinates Judicial district Lena Parishes 13 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 57 1,541 inhabitants 8. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Santullano (Las Regueras) Coordinates Judicial district Oviedo Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 45 2,088 inhabitants 31. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Colombres Coordinates Judicial district Llanes Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 53 1,901 inhabitants 54. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish riosellano, riosellana Capital Ribadesella Coordinates Judicial district Cangas de Onís Parishes 9 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 27 6,205 inhabitants 73. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Soto de Ribera Coordinates Judicial district Oviedo Parishes 5 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 50 1,968 inhabitants 93. ... SALAS, or SAN MARTIN DE SALAS, a town of southern Spain, in the province of Oviedo; on the road from Tineo to Grado, and on a small sub-tributary of the river Narcea. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital San Martín Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 4 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 74 469 inhabitants 7. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Sotrondio Coordinates Judicial district Parishes 5 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 8 19,698 inhabitants 469 people/km² 1. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital El Llano Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 1 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 70 620 inhabitants 20. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Santa Eulalia de Oscos Coordinates Judicial district Castopol Parishes 1 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 73 550 inhabitants 11. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Villanueva (Santo Adriano) Coordinates Judicial district Oviedo Parishes 4 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 76 280 inhabitants 7. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish saregano Capital Vega Coordinates Judicial district Siero Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 58 1,364 inhabitants 54. ... Capital Pola de Siero Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 17th 211. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Coordinates Judicial district Laviana Parishes 3 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 63 873 inhabitants 12. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Pola de Somiedo Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 15 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 55 1,570 inhabitants 5. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Tapia Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 4 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 33 4,290 inhabitants 65. ... [[Image:|300px]] Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Taramundi Coordinates n/a Judicial district Parishes Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 66 800 inhabitants 9. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish tevergano Capital La Plaza Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 13 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 46 2,035 inhabitants 12. ... Tineo is a town of northern Spain, in the province of Oviedo, Asturias on a small tributary of the river Narcea. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish valdesano/-a Capital Luarca Coordinates Judicial district Valdés Parishes 15 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 13 14,038 inhabitants 40. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Vegadeo Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 32 4,438 inhabitants 54. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Villanueva Coordinates Judicial district Castropol Parishes 4 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 75 404 inhabitants 5. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish  â€¢ Asturian Villaviciosino/a maliayés, maliayesa Capital Villaviciosa Coordinates Judicial district Villaviciosa Parishes 41 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 12 14. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Villayón Coordinates Judicial district Valdés Parishes 6 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 54 1,771 inhabitants 13. ... Principality of Asturias Demonym  â€¢ Spanish Capital Villabre Coordinates Judicial district Grado Parishes 2 Population (2005)  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Density  â€¢ % of Asturias Rank: 78 197 inhabitants 6,35 people/km² 0. ...


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Asturias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2133 words)
Asturias is bordered to the east by Cantabria, to the south by Castilla y León, to the west by Galicia, and to the north by the Cantabrian Sea.
As a result, Asturias remained loyal to the democratic republican government during the war, and was the scene of an extraordinary defence in extreme terrain, the Battle of El Mazuco.
Asturias is served by Ranon Airport (OVD), 40 kilometres from Oviedo, near the northwest coast and the industrial town of Avilés.
Kingdom of Asturias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (730 words)
The Kingdom of Asturias was the earliest Christian political entity to be established in the Iberian peninsula after the collapse of the Visigothic Kingdom.
Pelayo founded a dynasty in Asturias that survived for centuries and gradually expanded the kingdom's boundaries until all of northwest Iberia was included by roughly 775.
It was not until King Alfonso II of Asturias (791-842), that the kingdom was firmly established with Alfonso's recognition as king of Asturias by Charlemagne and the Pope.
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