Salas, Asturias

Salas (also known as San Martin de Salas)[2] is a town and concejo (municipality) in the Principality of Asturias. It lies on the road from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela, and on a small subtributary of the river Narcea. It is bordered on the north by Valdés, Cudillero and Pravia, to south by Belmonte de Miranda, to the east by Pravia, Candamo and Grado, and to the west by Tineo and Valdés.

Salas
Coat of arms of Salas
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Salas is located in Spain
Salas
Salas
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°15′W / 43.400°N 6.250°W / 43.400; -6.250
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaOviedo
CapitalSalas
Government
 • AlcaldeSergio Hidalgo Alfonso (FAC)
Area
 • Total227.11 km2 (87.69 sq mi)
Highest elevation
923 m (3,028 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,084
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym(s)salense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33860
Websitewww.ayto-salas.es

Salas is a mountainous region in which coal-mining and agriculture are the principal industries. The products of this region are sent for export to Cudillero, a small harbour on the Bay of Biscay. Salas is well-known as a tourist point and as the birthplace of Fernando de Valdés y Salas.

CultureEdit

 
Valdéz-Salas Palace
 
Cornellana monastery

There are several buildings of importance in Salas, the Palacio de Doriga, Palacio de Valdés and Castillo de Salas, among others. Also the romanesque Monasterio de San Salvador, the Monasterio de San Martin and the Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor.

ParishesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Elecciones municipales
Partido 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
PSOE 0 6 6 9 8 10 8 7 6
FAC 5
PP 4 7 5 4 5 2 5 5 2
IU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
UCA 5
UCD/CDS 4 - 2 0
CIS 1
Total 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Official site of the municipality of Salas (Spanish)".

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Salas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 60.