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Principality o Asturias

Principado de Asturias (in Spaingie)
Principáu d'Asturies (in Asturie)
Principado de Asturias
Banner o Asturias
Banner
Coat o airms o Asturias
Coat o airms
Anthem: Asturias, patria querida
Map o Asturias
Map o Asturias
Coordinates: 43°20′N 6°00′W / 43.333°N 6.000°W / 43.333; -6.000
KintraSpain
Caipital
Lairgest ceety
Oviedo
Gijón
Govrenment
 • PresesJavier Fernández
(PSOE)
Area
(2.1% o Spain; Rankit 10t)
 • Total10,604 km2 (4,094 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Tot1,076,896
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank
13t
 • Percent
2.4% o Spain
Demonym
ISO 3166-2
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Offeecial leidsSpainyie (Asturian haes special status)
Statute o Autonomy11 Januar 1982
Parliament45 deputies
Congress seats8 (o 350)
Senate seats6 (o 264)
WabsteidGobierno del Principado de Asturias

Asturias (Inglis /əˈstʊriəs/, /əˈstjʊəriəs/, /ɑːˈstʊərjəs/), offeecially the Principality o Asturias (Spaingie: 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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