Asturias

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Principality o Asturias
Principado de Asturias (Spainyie)
Principáu d'Asturies (Asturie)
Autonomous Commonty
Principado de Asturias
Banner o Asturias
Flag
Coat o airms o Asturias
Coat of arms
Anthem: Asturias, patria querida
Map o Asturias
Coordinates: 43°20′N 6°00′W / 43.333°N 6.000°W / 43.333; -6.000
Kintra Spain
Caipital
Lairgest ceety
Oviedo
Gijón
Government
 • Preses Javier Fernández
(PSOE)
Area(2.1% o Spain; Rankit 10t)
 • Total 10,604 km2 (4,094 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,076,896
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank 13t
 • Percent 2.4% o Spain
Demonym
ISO 3166-2 O
Offeecial leids Spainyie (Asturian haes special status)
Statute o Autonomy 11 Januar 1982
Parliament 45 deputies
Congress seats 8 (o 350)
Senate seats 6 (o 264)
Website Gobierno del Principado de Asturias

Asturias (Inglis /əˈstʊriəs/, /əˈstjʊəriəs/, /ɑːˈstʊərjəs/), offeecially the Principality o Asturias (Spainyie: Principado de Asturias [pɾinθiˈpaðo ðe asˈtuɾjas]; Asturian: Principáu d'Asturies [pɾinθiˈpaw ðasˈtuɾjes]), is an autonomous commonty o Spain. It is coextensive wi the province o Asturias, an contains nearly aw o the territory that wis pairt o the Kinrick o Asturias in the Middle Ages. The autonomous commonty o Asturias is bordered bi Cantabrie tae the east, bi Castile an León tae the sooth, bi Galicie tae the wast, an bi the Bay o Biscay tae the north.

The maist important ceeties are the communal caipital, Oviedo (Uviéu), the seaport an lairgest ceety Gijón (Xixón), an the industrial toun o Avilés. Ither popular municipalities include Cangas de Onís (Cangues d'Onís), Cangas del Narcea, Gozón, Grado (Grau), Langreo (Llangréu), Laviana (Llaviana), Lena (Ḷḷena), Llanes, Mieres, Siero, Valdés, Vegadeo (A Veiga) an Villaviciosa (see an aw Leet o municipalities an comarcas in Asturias).

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