Coaña (Galician-Asturian: Cuaña) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It lies along the Cantabrian Sea to the north, and is bordered on the south by Boal, on the east by Navia and Villayón across the Navia River, and on the west by El Franco.

Coaña

Cuaña
Celtic Castro of Coaña
Celtic Castro of Coaña
Coat of arms of Coaña
Coat of arms
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Coaña is located in Spain
Coaña
Coaña
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°31′N 6°45′W / 43.517°N 6.750°W / 43.517; -6.750
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaEo-Navia
Judicial districtValdés
CapitalCoaña
Government
 • AlcaldeSalvador Méndez Méndez (PP)
Area
 • Total65.80 km2 (25.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation
834 m (2,736 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,336
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)coañés, coañesa
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33795
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

As the municipality of Obispalía, it formed part of the extensive territory of Navia – Eo, which was given to the Bishop of Oviedo by Alfonso VII in 1154 under the name Castropol.

In 1581, Coaña became an independent municipality, when the inhabitants purchased it from Philip II, the owner of Castropol by papal bull.

The municipality suffered during the invasion of French troops during the Peninsular War, and the villages of Coaña, Folgueras and Mohías were plundered.

ParishEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

 
Coaña's Town Hall