Villayón

Villayón (Spanish pronunciation: [bi.ʎa.ˈʝon]) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the north by Navia, on the west by Coaña, Boal and Illano, on the east by Valdés, Tineo y Allande and on the south by Allande.

Villayón
Coat of arms of Villayón
Coat of arms
Location in Asturias.
Location in Asturias.
Villayón is located in Spain
Villayón
Villayón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°26′52″N 6°42′17″W / 43.44778°N 6.70472°W / 43.44778; -6.70472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Asturias
ProvinceAsturias
ComarcaEo-Navia
CapitalVillayón
Government
 • MayorRamón Rodríguez González (PP)
Area
 • Total132.46 km2 (51.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,221 m (4,006 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,248
 • Density9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
33717
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Some prehistoric Hill Forts and Dolmen are still visitable in the municipality's territory. The Romans built some bridges here which are used today.

During the Middle Ages, Villayón belonged to Navia, Asturias. The parish split off and became autonomous in 1868.

GeographyEdit

The Río Navia passes through the municipality. The waterfalls in Oneta (Cascada de Oneta) are the highest in Asturias.

 
The "Oneta Falls"

PopulationEdit

From: INE Archiv

ParishesEdit

The municipality contains six parishes:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Asturian Society of Economic and Industrial Studies, regional geographic statistics web site, http://www.sadei.es/indexsub.asp?id=Nomenclator/Nomenclator.HTM, accessed 3/19/2013

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