Laviana ( Asturian: Llaviana) is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, located in Spain. It is bordered on the north by Bimenes and Nava, on the south by Aller, on the east by Piloña and Sobrescobio, and on the west by San Martín del Rey Aurelio and Mieres.
Situated in the basin of the
Rio Nalon, it is a terminal for the FC de Langreo railway, now subsumed by FEVE, which connects it to the port of Gijón.
Economy [ edit ]
Mining, agriculture and stock-rearing have been the principal industries since the early 20th century.
History [ edit ]
Almost everywhere in Asturia you find Prehistorian Signs, also in the region Laviana. Some
Hill Forts and Dolmen made in the Bronze Age and in the Iron Age are still visitable (Castro de El Cercu, El Prau in Castiello and La Corona in Boroñes).
Also the Romans built some Bridges along the Rio Nalon Street which are used today.
Flaviana was written down first time, in 1115 when the area was bordered to the Monastery "San Vicente de Oviedo".
During the Peninsular War and the Carlism revolution, Laviana was the area for some famous battles.
Coat of arms [ edit ]
Top left: Coat of Arms from family León >
León Middle left: Coat of Arms from family León >
France Bottom left: Coat of Arms from family Quirós
Top right: Coat of Arms from family León >
Holy Roman Empire (Austria) Middle right: Coat of Arms from family León >
Castile Bottom right: Coat of Arms from family Alvarez de las Asturias
The middle: the Victorycross
Demography [ edit ]
Historical population of Laviana
Politics [ edit ]
ref: Ministerio del Interior y Federación Asturiana de Concejos
Points of interest [ edit ]
Ojo de buey in Peña Mea, Llaviana (Asturies)
Iglesia (Church) de San Nicolás (from 12. century)
Iglesia de Nuestra Señor de Otero
La Casona de los Menéndez (Cheese production)
also take a look into the Website
Fiesta and Feria [ edit ]
Almost every month, there are some specials in the region, the important dates you find on the Website
Parroquias (Parishes) [ edit ]
Famous people [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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External links [ edit ]