Cangas de Onís

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Cangas de Onís
The hump-backed "Roman Brig" on the Sella River
The hump-backed "Roman Brig" on the Sella River
Banner o Cangas de Onís
Coat of airms o Cangas de Onís
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Cangas de Onís is located in Spain
Cangas de Onís
Cangas de Onís
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°18′52″N 5°04′00″W / 43.31444°N 5.06667°W / 43.31444; -5.06667Coordinates: 43°18′52″N 5°04′00″W / 43.31444°N 5.06667°W / 43.31444; -5.06667
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Asturias
Judicial districtCangas de Onís
CaipitalCangas de Onís
 • AlcaldeJose Manuel González Castro (PP)
 • Total212.75 km2 (82.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2478 m (8,130 ft)
 • Total6,731
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33547 to 33559
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Cangas de Onís (Asturian: Cangues d'Onís) is a municipality in the eastren pairt o the province an autonomous commonty o Asturias in the northwast of Spain. The caipital o the municipality is Cangas de Onís an aw.

Mair nor seiventy square kilometres o the concejo shape pairt o the Parque nacional de los Picos de Europa. Athin the pairk is the veelage o Covadonga, whaur the battle o Covadonga (aboot 722), the first major victory bi a Christian militar force in Iberie efter the Islamic conquest, marks the stairtin-point o the Reconquista.

Till 774, Cangas de Onís wis the caipital o the Kinrick o Asturias. It wis the steid o the first kirk constructit in post-conquest Iberie, Santa Cruz de Cangas de Onís (737), built on a auncient dolmen.

Vegetation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gien its variet hicht it haes mony teeps o plants, includin mony muntain shrubs, heather; aik, hae an esh trees, roondit bi gressland an copes.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main economical activities o this region are agricultur an nowt rearin, as weel as ferm tourism. Visits tae the Covadonga Sanctuar an its surroondin lochs are ane o the main Asturias destinations, receivin a big portion o the region's total tourists.

Pairishes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cangas de Onís is dividit in eleiven pairishes:

The caipital o the municipality is the pairish o Cangas de Onís. It is 27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi) in size wi a population o 4,326 (INE 2005). The postal code is 33550 an is dividit in several veelages:

  • Cañu
  • Cabielles
  • Cangues
  • Cardes
  • Celangu
  • Ḥelgueres
  • Llueves
  • Ñarciandi
  • Ñeda
  • Onao
  • Següencu
  • Torió
  • Tornín

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