Tineo

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For the Italian botanist, see Vincenzo Tineo.
For the evergreen tree, see Tineo (plant).
Tineo
Municipality
View of Tineo
View of Tineo
Flag of Tineo
Flag
Coat of arms of Tineo
Coat of arms
Tineo.png
Tineo is located in Spain
Tineo
Tineo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°20′N 6°25′W / 43.333°N 6.417°W / 43.333; -6.417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Narcea
Capital Tineo
Government
 • Alcalde Marcelino Marcos Líndez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 540.83 km2 (208.82 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,532 m (5,026 ft)
Population
 • Total 11,801
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Demonym tinetense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33870
Website Official website

Tineo (Asturian Tinéu) is a concejo (municipality) in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is situated on a small tributary of the Narcea River. It is the second-largest municipality in Asturias. It is bordered to the north by Valdés, to the south by Cangas del Narcea, to the west by Villayón and Allande, and to the east by Salas, Belmonte de Miranda and Somiedo.

Mining, agriculture and stock-rearing have been the principal industries since the early 20th century.

History[edit]

Coat of Arms[edit]

Top left, Castle Tineo
Top right, Coat of Arms from García de la Plaza, the local Heroe
Bottom left, Coat of Arms by the Cistercians Monastery in Castilla
Bottom right unten, Coat of Arms by the Franciscans in the Monastery of Tieno
middle, das Coat of Arms from the Count of Tineo

Way of St. James[edit]

The Way of St. James named "The Northern Way" (Camino de la Costa) passes Luarca. There are also two Pilgrim Heritages:

  • Albergue de Peregrinos «Mater Christi» - Marco Rodríguez, s/n - 33870-Tineo (20 Beds)
  • Albergue de Peregrinos «Tineo» - C/ Cabezas de San Juan - 33870 Tineo.


Communityphone: 985-86.02.32

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Tineo
Year 1991 1996 2001 2004 2007
Population 14927 13578 12598 12312 11539

Politics[edit]

PSOE PP FAC CDS URAS UCT Others Total
1979 1 1 5 7 7 21
1983 1 4 2 14 0 21
1987 6 3 3 5 0 17
1991 6 2 0 9 0 17
1995 4 4 9 0 17
1999 4 5 2 5 1 17
2003 6 7 0 3 1 17
2007 11 5 1 0 17
2011 12 4 1 17
Sources: Ministerio del Interior and Federación Asturiana de Concejos

Parroquias (Parishes)[edit]

Tourism[edit]

This oak has been declared a natural monument

The Sacred Art Museum of Tineo is located at the Plaza Alonso Martinez inside the Convento de San Francisco del Monte ("Convent of San Francisco del Monte"), a 14th-century Roman Catholic church accessible via the AS-217 road.

External links[edit]

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