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Tineo (Asturian Tinéu) is a concejo (municipality) in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is situated on a small tributary of the Narcea River. It is the second-largest municipality in Asturias. It is bordered to the north by Valdés, to the south by Cangas del Narcea, to the west by Villayón and Allande, and to the east by Salas, Belmonte de Miranda and Somiedo.

Tineo
View of Tineo
View of Tineo
Flag of Tineo
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Coat of arms of Tineo
Coat of arms
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Tineo is located in Spain
Tineo
Tineo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°20′N 6°25′W / 43.333°N 6.417°W / 43.333; -6.417
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaNarcea
CapitalTineo
Government
 • AlcaldeMarcelino Marcos Líndez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total540.83 km2 (208.82 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,532 m (5,026 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total9,543
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Demonym(s)tinetense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33870
WebsiteOfficial website

Mining, agriculture and stock-rearing have been the principal industries since the early 20th century.

Contents

HistoryEdit

Coat of ArmsEdit

Top left, Castle Tineo
Top right, Coat of Arms from García de la Plaza, the local Heroe
Bottom left, Coat of Arms by the Cistercians Monastery in Castilla
Bottom right unten, Coat of Arms by the Franciscans in the Monastery of Tieno
middle, das Coat of Arms from the Count of Tineo

Way of St. JamesEdit

The Way of St. James or Camino de Santiago named "The Northern Way" (Camino de la Costa) Camino Primitivo passes Luarca. There are also two Pilgrim Heritages:

  • Albergue de Peregrinos «Mater Christi» - Marco Rodríguez, s/n - 33870-Tineo (20 Beds)
  • Albergue de Peregrinos «Tineo» - C/ Cabezas de San Juan - 33870 Tineo.


Communityphone: 985-86.02.32

DemographyEdit

Historical population of Tineo
Year19911996200120042007
Population1492713578125981231211539

PoliticsEdit

PSOE PP FAC CDS URAS UCT Others Total
1979 1 1 5 7 7 21
1983 1 4 2 14 0 21
1987 6 3 3 5 0 17
1991 6 2 0 9 0 17
1995 4 4 9 0 17
1999 4 5 2 5 1 17
2003 6 7 0 3 1 17
2007 11 5 1 0 17
2011 12 4 1 17
Sources: Ministerio del Interior and Federación Asturiana de Concejos

Parroquias (Parishes)Edit

TourismEdit

 
This oak has been declared a natural monument

The Sacred Art Museum of Tineo is located at the Plaza Alonso Martinez inside the Convento de San Francisco del Monte ("Convent of San Francisco del Monte"), a 14th-century Roman Catholic church accessible via the AS-217 road.

External linksEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tineo". Encyclopædia Britannica. 26 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.