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Cangas del Narcea is the oldest municipality in the Principality of Asturias in Spain. It is also the largest municipality in Asturias. It is in the southwest of Asturias, on the Asturian border with León. Formerly, Cangas del Narcea was known as Cangas de Tineo (Asturian: Cangas de Tinéu). Cangas del Narcea is also the name of the municipality's capital, and one of the judicial districts in Asturias.

Cangas del Narcea
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Cangas del Narcea is located in Spain
Cangas del Narcea
Cangas del Narcea
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°10′17″N 6°32′20″W / 43.17139°N 6.53889°W / 43.17139; -6.53889
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaNarcea
Judicial districtCangas del Narcea
CapitalCangas del Narcea
Government
 • AlcaldeJosé Luis Fontaniella (PP)
Area
 • Total823.57 km2 (317.98 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,007 m (6,585 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total12,579
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Demonym(s)cangu'es / canguesa
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33800-33819
WebsiteOfficial website

Contents

GeographyEdit

ParishesEdit

Cangas del Narcea is divided into 54 parishes:

 
Ambasaguas, Cangas del Narcea

Protected areasEdit

Muniellos Wood, a nature reserve which lies within Cangas del Narcea and Ibias, is the core area of the Muniellos Biosphere Reserve (designated by UNESCO in 2000 and later extended). In 2002 a new natural park was created, the Natural Park of Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña, and Ibias (Parque Natural de Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias), an area of 550 km² (212 sq mi). The natural park provides the core area of the biosphere reserve with a buffer zone.[2] The park's formation prompted legal action by landowners, but a management plan for the protected area was approved in 2006.

The Muniellos Visitor Centre is in Cangas del Narcea [3]

PoliticsEdit


PSOE PP PCE/IU-BA UCD/CDS URAS UCA Others Total
1979 1 3 2 9 - 5 1 21
1983 7 5 6 - - - 3 21
1987 10 3 3 5 - - 0 21
1991 11 6 3 0 - - 1 21
1995 8 6 2 0 - - 1 17
1999 9 5 1 - 1 - 1 17
2003 7 7 2 - 1 - 0 17
2007 8 6 3 - 0 - 0 17
2011 4 5 6 - 0 - 1 17
by: Ministerio del Interior y Federación Asturiana de Concejos

DemographyEdit

 
by: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de España - graphic for Wikipedia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Biosphere Reserve Directory". UNESCO. 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Muniellos visitor centre". Groundspeak. Retrieved 15 July 2016.

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