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Laviana

Laviana
Municipality
Peñamayor Mountain, at Llaviana.
Peñamayor Mountain, at Llaviana.
Flag of Laviana
Flag
Coat of arms of Laviana
Coat of arms
Laviana is located in Spain
Laviana
Location in Spain
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Nalón
Capital Pola de Laviana
Government
 • Alcalde Adrián Barbón Rodríguez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 130.99 km2 (50.58 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,560 m (5,120 ft)
Population
 • Total 14,245
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) lavianés
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33970, 33979, 33980
Official language(s) Bable, Spanish
Website Official website

Laviana (Asturian: Llaviana) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, located in Spain. It is bordered on the north by Bimenes and Nava, on the south by Aller, on the east by Piloña and Sobrescobio, and on the west by San Martín del Rey Aurelio and Mieres.

Situated in the basin of the Rio Nalon, it is a terminal for the FC de Langreo railway, now subsumed by FEVE, which connects it to the port of Gijón.

Contents

  • Economy 1
  • History 2
    • Coat of arms 2.1
  • Demography 3
  • Politics 4
  • Points of interest 5
  • Fiesta and feria 6
  • Parroquias (parishes) 7
  • Famous people 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Economy

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

History

Almost everywhere in Asturia you find Prehistorian Signs, also in the region Laviana. Some Hill Forts and Dolmen made in the Bronze Age and in the Iron Age are still visitable (Castro de El Cercu, El Prau in Castiello and La Corona in Boroñes).
Also the Romans built some Bridges along the Rio Nalon Street which are used today.

The name Flaviana was written down first time, in 1115 when the area was bordered to the Monastery "San Vicente de Oviedo".
During the Peninsular War and the Carlism revolution, Laviana was the area for some famous battles.

Coat of arms

  • Top left: Coat of Arms from family León > León
  • Middle left: Coat of Arms from family León > France
  • Bottom left: Coat of Arms from family Quirós
  • Top right: Coat of Arms from family León > Holy Roman Empire (Austria)
  • Middle right: Coat of Arms from family León > Castile
  • Bottom right: Coat of Arms from family Alvarez de las Asturias
  • The middle: the Victorycross

Demography

Historical population of Laviana
Year 1991 1996 2001 2004 2007
Population 15204 15105 14531 14373 14312

Politics


PSOE PP IU-BA URAS Others Total
2003 8 4 4 1 0 17
2003 8 5 3 1 0 17
ref: Ministerio del Interior y Federación Asturiana de Concejos

Points of interest

Ojo de buey in Peña Mea, Llaviana (Asturies)
  • Iglesia (Church) de San Nicolás (from the 12th century)
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señor de Otero
  • La Casona de los Menéndez (cheese production)
  • also take a look into the website Monumentos

Fiesta and feria

Almost every month, there are some special events in the region, the important dates you find on the website ´´Fiestas´´

Parroquias (parishes)

Famous people

References

External links

  • Citypage (English) (Spanish)
  • Federación Asturiana de Concejos (Spanish)
  • Foros de Laviana (web-forum about Laviana) (Spanish)
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