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Quirós

For Portuguese/Spanish sailor and explorer, see Pedro Fernández de Quirós.
Quirós
Municipality

Coat of arms
Quirós
Quirós
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 43°8′N 5°58′W / 43.133°N 5.967°W / 43.133; -5.967

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Oviedo
Judicial district Lena
Capital Bárzana
Government
 • Alcalde Agustín Farpón Alonso (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 208.79 km2 (80.61 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,417 m (7,930 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,309
 • Density 6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Demonym quirosano
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33115 a 33118
Website

Quirós is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. To the southeast is the municipality of Lena, to the south lies the Autonomous Community of León, to the northeast Riosa and Morcín, to the north is Santo Adriano, to the northwest is Proaza, and to the west is Teverga.

The province is within the Cantabrian Mountains and around 30 kilometres from the Asturian capital city of Oviedo. The municipality is a small one, encompassing some 40 towns and villages. Much of the municipality is protected landscape. There are numerous species of flora, including oak trees, chestnut trees, holly, birch trees and groves of alder. Local wildlife includes bears, wolves, foxes, otters, squirrels, wild boars, eagles, vultures and trout. The economy is based on cattle ranching, tourism and farming.

Parishes

External links

  • [1] (Spanish)
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