Castropol

Castropol is a municipality in Asturias, Spain. It is also the name of a parish within the municipality and a town within the parish.

Castropol
Castropol seen from the east across the Eo river estuary c.1975
Castropol seen from the east across the Eo river estuary c.1975
Flag of Castropol
Flag
Coat of arms of Castropol
Coat of arms
Castropol.png
Castropol is located in Spain
Castropol
Castropol
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°32′N 7°2′W / 43.533°N 7.033°W / 43.533; -7.033Coordinates: 43°32′N 7°2′W / 43.533°N 7.033°W / 43.533; -7.033
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaEo-Navia
Judicial districtCastropol
CapitalCastropol
Government
 • AlcaldeFrancisco Javier Vinjoy Valea (PSOE)
Area
 • Total125.77 km2 (48.56 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,197 m (3,927 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,470
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym(s)castropolense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33760, 33768, 33769, 33778 and 33794
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipality of Castropol has a population of 3696 (INE, 2014). It is bounded on the north by the Cantabrian Sea and on the west by a coastal inlet, or ria, which separates it from the municipality of Ribadeo in Galicia. To the west it is bordered by Tapia de Casariego, by El Franco, Boal and other Asturian municipalities, and to the south by Vegadeo and Villanueva de Oscos.

Castropol is one of the municipalities in which Eonaviego, a Galician-Asturian dialect, is spoken.

Some examples of notable architecture include the 'Capilla del Campo' (15th century), the 'Palacio de Valledor' and 'Palacio de Marqueses de Santa Cruz de Marcenado' (16th-18th centuries, the 'Casa de las Cuatro Torres' (18th century), and the 'Parque de Vicente Loriente' and 'Casino/Casa de Cultura' (early 20th century).

ParishesEdit

It has nine parishes (administrative divisions):

 
Memorial to Fernando Villaamil erected in 1911 in Castropol
 
Penarronda Beach
 
Castropol seen from Ribadeo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.