Congosto

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Congosto
village
Congosto is located in Spain
Congosto
Congosto
Coordinates: 42°37′4″N 6°31′12″W / 42.61778°N 6.52000°W / 42.61778; -6.52000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Comarca El Bierzo
Municipality Congosto
Government
 • Mayor José Antonio Velasco Fernández (PP)
Area
 • Total 36.81 km2 (14.21 sq mi)
Elevation 689 m (2,260 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,731
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym congostino, congostina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 24398
Telephone prefix 987

Congosto (Spanish pronunciation: [koŋˈɡosto]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain) . It is located near to Ponferrada, the capital of the region. The village of Congosto has about 350 inhabitants.

Its economy was traditionally based on agriculture, wine and coal mining. Nowadays, most of the inhabitants work on the surrounding area on activities such as wind turbine manufacturing or coal mining.

Congosto also a large reservoir in its vicinity, the Barcena reservoir, to which many tourists visit during the summer.

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Coordinates: 42°37′05″N 6°31′16″W / 42.618°N 6.521°W / 42.618; -6.521