Salas, Asturias

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For the municipality in the province of Burgos, see Salas de los Infantes. For the Chilean football player, see Marcelo Salas.
Salas
Municipality
Flag of Salas
Flag
Coat of arms of Salas
Coat of arms
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Salas is located in Spain
Salas
Salas
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°24′N 6°15′W / 43.400°N 6.250°W / 43.400; -6.250
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Oviedo
Capital Salas
Government
 • Alcalde Sergio Hidalgo Alfonso (FAC)
Area
 • Total 227.11 km2 (87.69 sq mi)
Highest elevation 923 m (3,028 ft)
Population
 • Total 6,195
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Demonym salense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33860
Website Official website
Municipal Hall of Salas.

Salas (also known as San Martin de Salas)[1] is a town and concejo (municipality) in the Principality of Asturias. It lies on the road from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela, and on a small subtributary of the river Narcea. It is bordered on the north by Valdés, Cudillero and Pravia, to south by Belmonte de Miranda, to the east by Pravia, Candamo and Grado, and to the west by Tineo and Valdés.

Salas is a mountainous region in which coal-mining and agriculture are the principal industries. The products of this region are sent for export to Cudillero, a small harbour on the Bay of Biscay.

There are several buildings of importance in Salas, the Palacio de Valdés and Castillo de Salas, among others.

Parroquías (parishes)[edit]

Politics[edit]

Elecciones municipales
Partido 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
PSOE 0 6 6 9 8 10 8 7 6
FAC 5
PP 4 7 5 4 5 2 5 5 2
IU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
UCA 5
UCD/CDS 4 - 2 0
CIS 1
Total 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official site of the municipality of Salas (Spanish)". 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.