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Colunga is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Oriente
Judicial district Villaviciosa
Capital Colunga
 • Alcalde José Rogelio Pando (PSOE)
 • Total 97.57 km2 (37.67 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,159 m (3,802 ft)
 • Total 3,930
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) colungués / colunguesa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33320 - 33340
Website Official website

Colunga is a municipality in the Autonomous community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It lies on the Cantabrian Sea, and is bordered to the west by Villaviciosa, to the south by Parres and Piloña, and to the east by Caravia.


  • Politic 1
  • Parishes 2
    • Parish of Colunga 2.1
  • Demography 3
  • Anchovy beaching incident 4
  • Gallery 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


PSOE PP IU-BA Others Total
2003 4 4 1 2 11
2007 6 5 0 0 11


Parish of Colunga

The capital of the municipality is the parish with the same name. Its population is 1,132 (INE 2007) and it is divided in five villages: Cimavilla, El Ferreru, Friera, Loreto and El Sorriberu.


Quelle: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de España - grafische Aufarbeitung für WorldHeritage

Anchovy beaching incident

On Septembter 29th, 2006, millions of anchovies, constituting a weight of over three tons, had beached themselves near Colunga. Tests on the dead fish did not detect any toxic chemical that could have caused the beaching, and the current working theory is that the shoal beached itself trying to escape from "hungry dolphins or tuna." If the beached specimens had grown to maturity, it would have been more than "100 tons of potential breeders."[1]



  1. ^ Millions of anchovies die on Spain beach AP, Sept. 29th, 2006


External links

  • | foros de lastres (Spanish)
  • Federación Asturiana de Concejos (Spanish)
  • Portal sobre el concejo (Spanish)
  • 14 rutas por colunga (Spanish)
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