Cabrales

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Cabrales
Municipality
Flag of Cabrales
Flag
Coat of arms of Cabrales
Coat of arms
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Cabrales is located in Spain
Cabrales
Cabrales
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°17′N 4°46′W / 43.283°N 4.767°W / 43.283; -4.767
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Oriente
Judicial district Llanes
Capital Carreña
Government
 • Alcalde José Vicente del Carmen Bustillo (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 238.29 km2 (92.00 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,648 m (8,688 ft)
Population
 • Total 2,233
 • Density 9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)
Demonym cabraliego
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33555
Website Official website

Cabrales is a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias, northwestern Spain. It is situated between the Sierra de Cuera and the Picos de Europa, and is a region famous for its Cabrales cheese.

Important towns within the municipality include Arenas de Cabrales, one of the primary objectives of the Battle of El Mazuco in 1937. Nowadays Arenas' economy seems to be primarily based on tourism, although unlike many tourist centres it retains its authentic style – and hospitality.

Parishes[edit]

Cabrales municipality is divided into 9 parishes:

Panoramic view of Sotres town, municipality of Cabrales.