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Asturias

Administration
Full namePrincipality of Asturias
Official name 
Native name   
   
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
AnthemAsturias, patria querida
CountrySpain
Government
CapitalOviedo
PresidentFrancisco Álvarez Cascos
Geography
Total Area4093.1 sq mi (10604 km2)
Demography
Total Population1076896 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. rank13th
Percent2.4% of Spain
Other information
ISO 3166-2O
Official languagesSpanish; Asturian has special status
Statute of AutonomyJanuary 11, 1982
Parliament45 deputies
Congress seats8 (of 350)
Senate seats6 (of 264)

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The Principality of Asturias ( , -espɾinθiˈpaðo ðe asˈtuɾjasIPA; , -esdiapɾinθiˈpau ðasˈtuɾjesIPA) is an autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain, coextensive with the former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. The autonomous community of Asturias is bordered by Cantabria to the east, by Castile and León to the south, by Galicia to the west, and by the Bay of Biscay to the north.

The most important cities are, the capital of the autonomous community Oviedo (Uviéu), the seaport and largest city Gijón (Xixón), and the industrial town of Avilés. Other towns include Mieres, Langreo (with La Felguera and Sama), Pola de Siero, Luarca, Luanco (Lluanco) Cangas de Onís, Cangas del Narcea, Grado, Pola de Lena, Laviana, El Entrego, Villaviciosa, Vegadeo, and Llanes (see also List of municipalities in Asturias, Comarcas of Asturias).


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