Camaleño

Camaleño is a municipality located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain. According to the 2007 census, the city had 1,096 inhabitants.

Camaleño
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Flag of Camaleño
Coat of arms of Camaleño
Location of Camaleño
Location of Camaleño
Camaleño is located in Cantabria
Camaleño
Camaleño
Location within Cantabria
Camaleño is located in Spain
Camaleño
Camaleño
Camaleño (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°9′7″N 4°41′32″W / 43.15194°N 4.69222°W / 43.15194; -4.69222Coordinates: 43°9′7″N 4°41′32″W / 43.15194°N 4.69222°W / 43.15194; -4.69222
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
Province Cantabria
ComarcaLiébana
Judicial districtSan Vicente de la Barquera
CapitalCamaleño
Government
 • AlcaldeÓscar Casares Alonso (2015) (PRC)
Area
 • Total161.1 km2 (62.2 sq mi)
Elevation
400 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total946
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

According to the chronicle of Alfonso III of Leon, the surviving Arabs of the Battle of Covadonga (722) succumbed in Cosgaya, a village belonging to Camaleño under an avalanche of stones. In this valley the second Asturian king Favila of Asturias died 739, killed by a bear. At that time there was already a monastery in Turieno, dedicated to San Martín, where a large reliquary of the Cross of Christ and the body of Santo Toribio, who apparently brought it from Palestine, was kept. Over the years, it became a center of pilgrimage, with the privilege of recognition by different popes. The monastery came under the Oña in the twelfth century, and the process of seigneurization subjected the valley to the jurisdiction of the Marquises of Santillana and Duke of Infantado.[2]

Camaleño belonged to the judicial district of Potes until the late 1970s, then it became part of San Vicente de la Barquera.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ a b Historia Copyright © 2018 e-MAGNETRÓN, retrieved 3 July 2018

External linksEdit

 
Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana in Camaleño.
 
Fuente Dé, in the Picos de Europa.