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In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. It is almost always the city which physically encompasses the offices and meeting... Capital Gijón
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181.7 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km²
In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. Population is studied in a wide variety of ways and disciplines. In population dynamics, size, age and sex structure, mortality, reproductive... Population
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 - For other meanings of density, see density (disambiguation) Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. The higher an objects density, the higher its mass per volume. The average density of an object equals its total mass divided by its total volume. A... Density
Data from INE (Statistic National Institute), 2004 ... Ranked 1st
266,419 (2004)
1466.26 inhab/km²
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Mayor Paz Fernández Felgueroso ( The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. It is a social democratic party, a member of the Socialist International. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in a meeting in San Sebastián It has had strong ties with... PSOE)
Town councillors 26 seats + the Mayor
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13 seats PSOE: PSOE
11 seats PP: The Peoples Party, Popular Party, or Populist Party, is any of several political parties claiming to speak for the people; see Populism. Peoples Parties in various countries run the gamut from left to right. Translations into English of the names of the various countries parties are not always... Popular Party
3 seats IU: United Left is the name of a political party in various countries Argentina - United Left Austria - United Left (defunct) Peru - United Left Spain - United Left See also: List of political parties. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... United Left
Municipality of Gijón (in Spanish) (http://www.ayto-gijon.es/)

Gijón ( Asturian, Astur-Leonese or Bable (Asturianu in Asturian) is a Romance language spoken in some parts of the provinces of Asturias and Le n in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal (where it is officially recognized as Mirandese). In Asturias it is protected under the... Asturian, Xixón) is a coastal city in the autonomous community of Capital Oviedo Area  - total  - % of Spain Ranked 10th 10 604 km² 2,1% Population  - Total (2003)  - % of Spain  - Density Ranked 12th 1 056 789 2,5% 99,65/km² Demonym  - English  - Spanish Asturian asturiano/a, astur Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 ISO... Asturias in The Kingdom of Spain or Spain ( Spanish: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma; Galician: Reino da España) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. To the... Spain. Its name comes from the Latin word Gigia. The name was originally applied to a small peninsula nowadays called Cimadevilla, literally "top of village," between two beaches, one of which has a recreational port today. The main port, one of the biggest in the north of Spain, is called "El Musel". Gijón has a population of approximately 270,000 (2003).



The city is situated on the central Asturian coast, at 0 to 513 metres above sea level (Pico San Martin), bordered on the west by Carreño, the east by Villaviciosa, and to the south by Siero and Llanera

The city is in a bay divided by the peninsula of Cimadevilla (the old city) which separates the beach of San Lorenzo to the east from the beaches of Poniente and Arbeyal, the shipyards, and the recreatonal port and the Port of El Musel to the west.

Surface Area

181,6 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km2


The A-66 motorway (Ruta de La Plata), A-8 (Autopista del Cantábrico) and the AS-1 (Autovía Minera) are the principal highway accesses. By train, Gijón has daily service to Madrid, La Coruña, Santander, and Barcelona. Cruise ships call at El Musel, and the Airport of Asturias is located in the nearby municpality of Castrillon with daily flights to major Spanish and European cities.


Atlantic, warm summers with both overcast and sunny days. In winter the weather is moderate, with significant rains and wind, although sometimes the cold climate of Asturias results in snowfall at sea level.


Real Sporting football team. Gijon Baloncesto basketball team.

External Links

  • Official website of Gijón (http://www.ayto-gijon.es/)
  • Website of Real Sporting de Gijón (football team) (http://www.realsporting.es/)
  • Website of Gijón Baloncesto (basketball team) (http://www.gijonbaloncesto.net/)

Municipalities of Capital Oviedo Area  - total  - % of Spain Ranked 10th 10 604 km² 2,1% Population  - Total (2003)  - % of Spain  - Density Ranked 12th 1 056 789 2,5% 99,65/km² Demonym  - English  - Spanish Asturian asturiano/a, astur Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 ISO... Asturias
Allande | Aller | Council of Amieva to borders of the Sella river, within the National Park of the Tips of Europe, with pretty places easy to accede and to remember. Amieva is located to 5 minutes of Cangas de Onís, within the National P. and with good communications to access in... Amieva | Capital Avilés Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 71st 25.34 km² 0.24% Population  - total  - % of Asturias  - Density Ranked 3rd 83,185 (2004) 7.8% 3.282,75 inhab/km² Denomyn  - English  - Spanish ?? avilesino or avilense Mayor Santiago Rodr... Avilés | Belmonte de Miranda | Bimenes | Boal,_Asturias | Cabrales | Cabranes | Candamo | Cangas de Onis is a city in the eastern end of the province and autonomous community Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Cangas de Onis is the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Asturias. It lies on the Sella River, which is there spanned by a medieval-era Roman bridge... Cangas de Onís | Cangas del Narcea | Caravia | Carreño | Caso | Castrillón | Castropol | Coaña | Colunga | Capital Nubledo Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 63rd 45.47 km² 0.43% Population  - total  - % of Asturias  - Density Ranked 10th 15,885 (2004) 1.49% 349.35 inhab/km² Denomyn  - English  - Spanish ?? corverano Mayor Luis Belarmino Moro Suárez (USPC) Town councillors 16... Corvera de Asturias | Cudillero | Degaña | Franco, El | Gijón | Gozón | Grado | Grandas de Salime | Ibias | Illano | Illas | Langreo | Laviana | Lena | Llanera | Llanes coast near Cue Llanes (the Concejo de Llanes) is an administrative district of the province of Asturias, in northern Spain. Stretching for about 30km along the coast at the extreme east of the province, Llanes is bounded to the south by the high ridge of the limestone Sierra del... Llanes | Capital Mieres Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 24th 146.03 km² 1.38% Population  - total  - % of Asturias  - Density Ranked 5th 47,719 (2004) 4.49% 326.78 inhab/km² Denomyn  - English  - Spanish ?? mierenses Mayor Luis María García García (PSOE) Town... Mieres | Morcín | Muros de Nalón | Nava | Navia | Noreña | Onís | Capital Oviedo Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 21st 184.32 km² 1.7% Population  - total  - % of Asturias  - Density Ranked 2nd 213,600 (3/2005) ±19.2% ±1101,01 inhab/km² Denomyn  - English  - Spanish ?? ovetense, carbayón Mayor D... Oviedo | Parres | Peñamellera Alta | Peñamellera Baja | Pesoz | Piloña | Punga (or ponga) is a large native tree fern of New Zealand. The term punga is used a generic term for tree fern logs when used for landscaping purposes. The Silver fern is the fern which is most commonly referred to as a ponga The koru symbol found in Maori... Ponga | Pravia | Proaza | Quirós | Regueras, Las | Ribadedeva | Ribadesella | Ribera de Arriba | Riosa | Salas | San Martín de Oscos | San Martín del Rey Aurelio | San Tirso de Abres | Santa Eulalia de Oscos | Santo Adriano | Sariego | Capital Pola de Siero Area  - total  - % of Asturias Ranked 17th 211.60 km² 2.0% Population  - total  - % of Asturias  - Density Ranked 4th 47,890 (2002) 4.5% 226,32 inhab/km² Denomyn  - English  - Spanish ??   Mayor D. Juan José Corrales Montequín (Spanish... Siero | Sobrescobio | Somiedo | Soto del Barco | Tapia de Casariego | Taramundi | Teverga | Tineo | Valdés | Vegadeo | Villanueva de Oscos | Villaviciosa | Villayón | Yernes y Tameza



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