Villayón

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Villayón
Municipality
Coat of arms of Villayón
Coat of arms
Location in Asturias.
Location in Asturias.
Villayón is located in Spain
Villayón
Villayón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°26′52″N 6°42′17″W / 43.44778°N 6.70472°W / 43.44778; -6.70472
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Asturias
Province Asturias
Comarca Eo-Navia
Capital Villayón
Government
 • Mayor Ramón Rodríguez González (PP)
Area
 • Total 132.46 km2 (51.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,221 m (4,006 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,582
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33717
Website Official website

Villayón is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. It is bordered on the north by Navia, on the west by Coaña, Boal and Illano, on the east by Valdés, Tineo y Allande and on the south by Allande.

History[edit]

Some prehistoric Hill Forts and Dolmen are still visitable in the municipality's territory. The Romans built here some bridges which are used today.

During the Middle Age Villayón belonged to Navia[disambiguation needed]. The parish split off and became autonomous in 1868.

Geography[edit]

The Río Navia passes through the municipality. The waterfalls in Oneta (Cascada de Oneta) are the highest in Asturias.

The "Oneta Falls"

Parishes[edit]

The municipality contains six parishes:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asturian Society of Economic and Industrial Studies, regional geographic statistics web site, http://www.sadei.es/indexsub.asp?id=Nomenclator/Nomenclator.HTM, accessed 3/19/2013

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