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Full namePrincipality of Asturias
Official nameComunidad Autónoma del Principado de Asturias
Native namePrincipado de Asturias
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
CountrySpain Spain
PresidentVicente Alberto Álvarez Areces
Total Area4093.1 sq mi (10604 km2)
Total Population1076896 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. rank13th
Percent2.4% of Spain
Other information
ISO 3166-2O
AnthemAsturias, patria querida
Official languagesSpanish; Asturian has special status
Statute of AutonomyJanuary 11, 1982
ParliamentCortes Generales
Congress seats8 (of 350)
Senate seats6 (of 264)

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The Principality of Asturias (, ; ) is an autonomous community within the kingdom of Spain, former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. It is situated on the Spanish north coast facing the Cantabrian Sea (Mar Cantábrico, the Spanish name for the Bay of Biscay).
The most important cities are the provincial capital, Oviedo, the seaport and largest city Gijón, and the industrial town of Avilés. Other towns include Mieres, Langreo (with La Felguera and Sama), Pola de Siero, Luarca, Cangas de Onís, Cangas del Narcea, Grado, Lena, Laviana, El Entrego, Villaviciosa, Vegadeo, and Llanes. See also List of municipalities in Asturias, Comarcas of Asturias.
Asturias is bordered on the east by Cantabria, on the south by Castilla y León, on the west by Galicia (Lugo), and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea.

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Alain Touraine on Europe and Islam - euronews Tweet this news
euronews--He was awarded the Prince of -Asturias- prize for his work in communication and humanities this year, Briton Zygmunt Bauman as well. ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 19:52:40 GMT+00:00
Village chief's husband nabbed for neighbor's death - Cebu Daily News Tweet this news
Cebu Daily News--A HUSBAND of a barangay captain in -Asturias- town, northeast Cebu was arrested in Mindanao for allegedly killing his neighbor two years ago. ... - Date : Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:24:33 GMT+00:00
Maalouf wins Spain's Prince of Asturias award - AFP Tweet this news
AFP--Former winners of the -Asturias- literature prize include Peru's Mario Vargas Llosa, Germany's Gunter Grass and Canada's Margaret Atwood. ... - Date : Wed, 09 Jun 2010 12:47:09 GMT+00:00
Spain Car Registrations Growth Slows - RTT News Tweet this news
RTT News--Car registrations increased in all autonomous communities excluding -Asturias-, Navarra, Ceuta and Melilla. The strongest expansion was recorded in Castilla ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 10:21:14 GMT+00:00
Transplant groups win Asturias award - The Associated Press Tweet this news
The Associated Press--MADRID � Two organizations that have worked together to promote a global strategy for ethical organ donations were awarded Spain's Prince of -Asturias- award ... - Date : Wed, 16 Jun 2010 18:51:10 GMT+00:00
Alcoa Idles Plant, Declares Force Majeure After Flood - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek---...- temporarily idled a smelter and declared force majeure on shipments from the plant after floods in Spain's -Asturias- region late last week. ... - Date : Mon, 14 Jun 2010 17:36:43 GMT+00:00
POLICE FILES - Cebu Daily News Tweet this news
Cebu Daily News--A drunk man was shot to death in barangay Tubod, -Asturias- town on Sunday evening. Cornelio Cuizon, 66, resident of barangay Langub, -Asturias- town, ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:14:11 GMT+00:00
Asturias President makes strong pitch for tie-up with India for development of ... - Tweet this news Delhi: Describing India as a 'priority country' for Spain and the Principality of -Asturias- for doing business with and two-way investments, ... - Date : Fri, 25 Jun 2010 05:45:33 GMT+00:00
Foot stamping without the tantrums - Tweet this news PREMIER performance Flamenco dance spectacular held on Tuesday evenings at the -Asturias- Restaurante in Punta Prima was a well attended success. ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:11:17 GMT+00:00
Flood victim's body found after 11 days of searching - Think Spain Tweet this news
Think Spain--The body of 82-year-old Jacinto Bustelo, who went missing from his home in Vega de Villar (nr Vegadeo, -Asturias-) during the floods 11 days ago, ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:10:38 GMT+00:00

Name Start End Political Party Notes
1. Rafael Fernández Álvarez 1978 1983 FSA-PSOE Pre-autonomic President until 11 January 1982.
2. Pedro Cienfuegos-Jovellanos 1983 1991 FSA-PSOE
3. Juan Luis Rodríguez-Vigil 1991 1993 FSA-PSOE Resigned due to the Petromocho scandal.
4. Antonio Trevín Lombán 1993 1995 FSA-PSOE
5. Sergio Marqués Fernández 1995 1999 PP/URAS
6. Vicente Álvarez Areces 1999 Current FSA-PSOE

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