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Gozón

Gozón
Municipality
Cabo de Peñas, Gozón
Cabo de Peñas, Gozón
Flag of Gozón
Flag
Coat of arms of Gozón
Coat of arms
Gozón is located in Spain
Gozón
Location in Spain
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Avilés
Capital Luanco
Government
 • Alcalde Salvador Marcelino Fernández (PP)
Area
 • Total 81.72 km2 (31.55 sq mi)
Highest elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population
 • Total 10,719
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s) gozoniego/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33418, 33440, 33448, 33449, 33490
Official language(s) Bable, Spanish
Website Official website

Gozón is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain, the capital of which is the village of Luanco (Lluanco). The Cantabrian Sea lies on its northern edge, and it is bordered to the south by Corvera de Asturias, to the west by Avilés, and to the east by Carreño.

The municipality is a fishing port.

It is the location of the Cabo de Peñas (Cape of Boulders).

Contents

  • Toponymy 1
  • Climate 2
  • Main sights 3
  • Parishes 4
  • External links 5

Toponymy

In decree 72/2005 of July 7, 2005, published in the Boletin Oficial del Principado de Asturias (BOPA; official bulletin of the Principality of Asturias) granted the Bable forms of the municipal place names official status for all uses, with the exception of the capital Lluanco/Luanco, which maintains a bilingual name. Therefore, with this exception, the Asturian names are the only ones which can appear on road signs and official maps.

Climate

As with the rest of Asturias' populated areas, Gozón has a marine climate with a narrow average high temperature range between 13 °C (55 °F) – 23 °C (73 °F). For the nearest weather station see the weather data for Gijón.

Main sights

  • Church of Santa María built in the 18th century
  • Palace Menéndez de la Pola
  • The Clock Tower, dating from 1705
  • Mansion Valdés Pola
  • Mansion Mori'
  • Palace of Manzaneda, from 1700

Parishes

Lluanco, the municipal capital.

External links

  • Federación Asturiana de Concejos (Spanish)
  • Asociación de Turismo Rural del Cabo Peñas "El Faro" (Spanish)
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