Coaña

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Coaña
Municipality
Celtic Castro of Coaña
Celtic Castro of Coaña
Flag of Coaña
Flag
Coat of arms of Coaña
Coat of arms
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Coaña is located in Spain
Coaña
Coaña
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°31′N 6°45′W / 43.517°N 6.750°W / 43.517; -6.750
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Eo-Navia
Judicial district Valdés
Capital Coaña
Government
 • Alcalde Salvador Méndez Méndez (PP)
Area
 • Total 65.80 km2 (25.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation 834 m (2,736 ft)
Population
 • Total 3,458
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Coañés/Coañesa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33795
Website Official website

Coaña (Eonavian/Asturian/: Coaña) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It lies along the Cantabrian Sea to the north, and is bordered on the south by Boal, on the east by Navia and Villayón across the Navia River, and on the west by El Franco.

History[edit]

As the municipality of Obispalía, it formed part of the extensive territory of Navia – Eo, which was given to the Bishop of Oviedo by Alfonso VII in 1154 under the name Castropol.

In 1581, Coaña became an independent municipality, when the inhabitants purchased it from Philip II, the owner of Castropol by papal bull.

The municipality suffered during the invasion of French troops during the Peninsular War, and the villages of Coaña, Folgueras and Mohías were plundered.

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