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Oviedo

Oviedo
Administration
Full nameOviedo
Native nameUviéu  
Settlement typeMunicipality
MottoBenemérita, invicta, heroica, buena, muy noble, muy leal
(Meritorious, undefeated, heroic, good, very noble, very loyal)
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityPrincipado de Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaOviedo
Government
CapitalOviedo
AlcaldeGabino de Lorenzo
Geography
Total Area7.2 sq mi (18.665 km2)
Elevation761.2 ft (232 m)
Demography
Total Population224005 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demonymovetense or carbayón
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code33001 and 33013
Official language(s)Castilian

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Oviedo (Asturian: Uviéu; -esoˈβjeðo, asturian pronunciation: [uˈβjeu̯]) is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city.

Oviedo, which is the administrative and commercial centre of the region, also hosts the annual Prince of Asturias Awards. This prestigious event, held in the city's Campoamor Theatre, recognizes international achievement in eight categories. Award winners in 2007 include Bob Dylan in the category of Arts and Al Gore in the category of International Cooperation. Oviedo University's international campus attracts many foreign scholars from all over the globe.


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